Description of the Line and Works of the Scinde Railway: With an Abstract of the Discussion Upon the Paper

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Charles Manby, James Forrest
W. Clowes, 1863 - Railroads - 48 pages
 

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Page 64 - Civil engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in Nature for the use and convenience...
Page 64 - Charter, for the general advancement of Mechanical Science, and more particularly for promoting the acquisition of that species of knowledge which constitutes the profession of a Civil Engineer...
Page 64 - ... (excepting to the class of Students) must be proposed and recommended according to a form, in which the full name, place of business (if any), usual residence, and qualifications of the candidate must be distinctly specified. This form must be subscribed by him, and signed by at least six Members or four Members and two Associates, certifying a personal knowledge of the candidate. The proposal so made, being delivered to the Secretary, will be submitted to the Council, who, on approving the qualifications...
Page 64 - Engineer, being the art of directing the Great Sources of Power in Nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states both for external and internal trade, as applied in the construction of roads, bridges, aqueducts, canals, river navigation and docks, for internal intercourse and exchange and in the...
Page 65 - He shall have been regularly educated as a Civil Engineer according to the usual routine of pupilage, and have had subsequent employment for at least five years in responsible situations as Eesident Engineer, or otherwise, in some of the branches defined by the Charter as constituting .the profession of a Civil Engineer...
Page 64 - ... in the construction of roads, bridges, aqueducts, canals, river navigation and docks, for internal intercourse and exchange, and in the construction of ports, harbours, moles, breakwaters and lighthouses, and in the art of navigation by artificial power for the purposes of commerce, and in the construction and adaptation of machinery, and in the drainage of cities and towns...
Page 13 - In the aluminous clay beds, veins of foliated gypsum abound. In the plains lying between these hills the soil is alluvial, and in many places it is covered with boulders of nummulitic limestone and conglomerate. The following Table, taken from a letter addressed to Sir RI Murchison by Captain N. Vicary, of the Hon. East India Company's service,1 will serve to give a general idea of the relative position of the formations existing- in Scinde : — 1. Conglomerate. 2. Clays and sandstone. 3. Upper...
Page 35 - ... feet. In this view, Commodore Young was confirmed by Commodore Rennie,2 of the Indian Navy, who, during the preparations for the late expedition to the Persian Gulf, was constantly in and out of the harbour with troops, and became convinced, that there was frequently more water on the bar than was shown by the port register. As a proof of this, the ' Bussorah Merchant,' a large vessel drawing 20ifeet of water, passed the bar when the register showed 21 feet.
Page 65 - ... in responsible situations as Resident Engineer, or otherwise, in some of the branches defined by the Charter as constituting the profession of a Civil Engineer ; or...
Page 65 - ... construction of such works as are comprised within the profession of a Civil Engineer as defined by the Charter. 5. Candidates for election into the class of Associates not entitled to the privileges of Corporate Membership shall be persons of more than twenty-five years of age, who are not Civil Engineers by profession, but whose pursuits constitute branches of Engineering, or who by their connection with Science or the Arts, or otherwise, are qualified to concur with Civil Engineers in the...

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