Western Machinery World Volume 6

Western Machinery World Volume 6

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...too numerous to mention. It is more than likely that when all incidental expenses are added to the cost of completing a half-finished job, the total actual cost will be greater than if the work had been let at a fair price in the first place. The few dollars saved by mulcting the contractors, should not endear the county officials to their constituents. All sound business is a matter of equitable 'give-and-take, ' and contractors are entitled to fair treatment from those for whom they are doing work. The decision of the Board is no inducement for contractors to bid on county-work in Stanislaus county. It pays to be fair--even to a contractor. Publicity and the Engineering Profession The American Association of Engineers has been formed recently at Chicago. Mr. W. D. Wilcox is president and Mr. F. H. Newell is one of the more prominent members. The object of the Association is stated to be "the advancement of the general welfare of the engineers of North America, as distinguished from the more purely technical functions performed by the existing engineering societies." The objects most emphasized are the improvement of the conditions of employment of engineers and the influencing of legislation pertaining to engineering subjects. The principal means for accomplishing these ends, as well as an end in itself, is to be the diffusion of information among the general public regarding engineers and their work. National and local engineering societies have been invited to co-operate with the new organization. In these days of multiplicity of societies of all kinds, the promoters of any new association must show a good reason for its existence, but it is a fact that many of the purposes of this association are at best but inadequately served by...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559835
  • 9781236559838