Western Architect and Engineer Volume . 16

Western Architect and Engineer Volume . 16

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... and Each Beam by one Reinforced Concrete Pillar. Total Weight. 70 Tons office buildings, apartment houses, warehouses, etc. They desired to give us all the trouble they could and cause us all the unpleasant notoriety possible. "Second, on account of entering the San Francisco field, which they did not care to permit us to do, knowing a firm of our magnitude could and would carry out our contract successfully, thereby keeping some union firm or union contractor away. "Third, by making a strong fight on us it would have a tendency to show other outside contractors, who might have a desire to bid on work in San Francisco and that vicinity, that the unions would cause them all the trouble in their power and prevent them encroaching into their stronghold. "The domination of the unions and their methods of carrying out their principles has already been a great drawback to capitalists and the investing public, especially in the vicinity of San Francisco. We have built our business upon the open shop principle and we have been successful. We are now recognized as the largest contracting firm west of Chicago, having all departments complete and well organized, and we have saved the State on the Agnew job alone over $20,000. We have fought our battles alone against every department of the union, one at a time, in the last few years, i and we have just won a battle against the complete State organization in the very midst of their union principles and in their own union town." The Wonderful Increase in the Use of Tiles By W. W. FUNGE, JR. DURING the past few years, and more especially the past two years, there has been a wonderful increase in the amount of tiles used for floors and walls in the Pacific Coast territory. Since the...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236592301
  • 9781236592309