Civil Engineering Specifications and Contracts

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American technical society, 1914 - Civil engineering - 188 pages

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Page v - For which of you intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ? 29 Lest haply after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish...
Page 66 - Material which is to be used without annealing or further treatment shall be tested in the condition in which it comes from the rolls.
Page 43 - This term is applied to the finely pulverized product resulting from the calcination to incipient fusion of an intimate mixture of properly proportioned argillaceous and calcareous materials, and to which no addition greater than 3 per cent. has been made subsequent to calcination.
Page 164 - States district attorney, a United States commissioner, or a judge or clerk of a State court of record, with the seal of said court attached...
Page 42 - Ibs. 7 days (1 day in air, 6 days in water), 1 part of cement to 3 parts of Standard quartz sand.
Page 163 - The contractor will not be allowed to take advantage of any error or omission in these specifications, as full instructions will always be given should such error or omission be discovered.
Page 162 - Reasonable grounds for supposing that any bidder is Interested In more than one bid for the same item will cause the rejection of all bids In which he is Interested.
Page 114 - F., until all the water has been driven off. Crude, natural, solid asphalt shall be construed to mean any natural mineral bitumen, either pure or mixed with foreign matter, from which through natural causes in the process of time the light oils have been driven off until it has a consistency harder than 100 penetration at 77 degrees F.
Page 116 - ASPHALTIC CEMENT. The asphaltic cement prepared from materials above designated shall be made up from the refined asphalt or asphalts, and the flux where flux must be used, in such proportions as to produce an asphaltic cement of a suitable degree of penetration. The proportion of the refined asphalts comprising the cement shall in no case be less than 40 per cent, by weight.
Page 164 - ... to require or permit any such laborer or mechanic to work more than eight hours in any calendar day except in case of extraordinary emergency. SEC. 2. That any officer or agent of the Government of the United States or of the District of Columbia or any contractor or subcontractor whose duty it...

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