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Radford's Cyclopedia of Construction, Vol 12: Construction Contracts - Builders' Hardware

A Modern Residence
A Modern Residence As Further Illustrating The Practical Appli Cation Of The Principles Of Specification Writing And Cost Estimating To Actual Instances Of Con Struction, We Reproduce The Working Plans, De Tailed Specifications, And Revised Estimate Of Cost Of A Moderate-sized Up-to-date Residence Recently Erected At Babylon, Long Island. A ...

Blinds Fittings For Doors
Fittings For Doors, Blinds, And Shutters Hinges And Butts. Among The Various Fit Tings For Doors, Possibly The Most Important Are The Hinges Or Butts Used In Hanging The Door In Place. The Term "hinge" Properly Applies Only To One Or The Other Of Two Forms—either The Strap Hinge Or ...

Builders Hardware
Builder's Hardware In That Early Stage Of The Art Of Building When It First Became Necessary, Either From Cli Matic Conditions Or For Personal Protection Or Convenience, To Cover Openings And Entrances Through The Side-walls Of Buildings With Some Form Of Movable Surface Or Grating Which Could At Will Be ...

Carpenter Work
Carpenter Work "centers And Lintels—the Contractor Is To Provide And Set On Proper Supports, Strongly Built Centers For All Arches In The Walls. Timber Lintels Of Proper Sizes Are To Be Provided And Set Over Window-frames And Door Openings In Brick Walls, Except Those In The Basement, Which Will Be ...

Construction Contracts
Construction Contracts As The Result Of A Great Many Centuries Of Experience, It Has Been Found Of Advantage To Do A Very Large Percentage Of The Total Busi Ness Of The World By The Contract Method. In Its Essentials This Method Consists Of An Agree Ment Embodying The Amount Of ...

Construction Miscellaneous Costdata
Construction - Miscellaneous Cost Data As The Prices Of Labor And Materials Not Only Vary Considerably In Different Localities, But Are Constantly Shifting In The Same Locality, The Reader Will Understand That It Is Impossible To Give Any Quotations Of Prices That Will Be Re Liable As Of Permanent Or ...

Estimated Total
Estimated Total The Estimator Is Now Prepared To Group All Of His Total Unit-costs Under The Following Headings: F—field. U—sub-contract. Sub-letting Often Results In Low Cost Of Work, Because A Sub-contractor Who Gives All His Atten Tion To The Work Can Frequently Get A Small Job Done To Better Advantage ...

Estimated Unit Cost
Estimated Unit-cost Lh—hourly Direct Labor. From His Gen Eral Experience And What Information He Can Gather From Published Data, The Estimator Is In A Position To Determine With Fair Accuracy Between What Limits He Can Reasonably Expect To Come On The Item Of Direct Labor, Which Is The Funda Mental ...

Estimating Amount Of Capital
Estimating Amount Of Capital Involved C It Is Usually Not Difficult To Estimate With Reasonable Accuracy How Much Plant Will Be Necessary, Provided That The Work Ing Conditions Are Well Established. Where Drilling Is To Be Done, The Maximum And Mini Mum Average Performance Per Drill Must Be De Termined ...

Estimating Cost Of Construction
Estimating Cost Of Construction To Predict With Accuracy What It Will Cost In Time Or Money, Or Both, To Accomplish Work, Is At Best An Exceedingly Difficult Task. To Begin With, In Out-of-door Work The Conditions Are—many Of Them—speculative. We Do Not Know The Per Sonalities Of Most Of The ...

Estimating Field Conditions C
Estimating Field Conditions C A. The Estimator Will Generally Have Trouble When It Comes To The Amount Of Work To Be Done, This Usually Being Roughly Approxi Mated, With The Right To Increase Or Decrease It Later. A Good Method Is To Write Down The Maxi Mum And Minimum Amounts ...

Finishes For Hardware
Finishes For Hardware Finishes For Hardware Vary All The Way From A Coat Of Ordinary Paint Up To Gold Plating. The Cheaper Forms Of Butts, Locks, Hooks, Etc., Are Japanned. This Process Gives A Satisfactory Wearing Coat Which Looks Well And Is A Good Pro Tection Against Rust. When Plain ...

Fittings For Windows And
Fittings For Windows And Transoms The Hardware For Windows And Sashes Is Not Quite As Extensive As That For Doors, But Is Of About Equal Importance. Windows, Unless Care Fully Made And Fitted, Are Likely To Be A Very Weak Point In Building Work. Sashes Which Bind Or Sag Are ...

General Rules For Estimating
General Rules For Estimating Contract Work An Estimator Should Rigidly Adhere To The Fol Lowing General Rules: 1. Make All Estimates In The Fullest Possible Detail. 2. Get Together And Classify All The Available Data Before Commencing To Figure. 3. Use A Carefully Prepared Standard Sched Ule Of Items For ...

Iii Estimated Total Cost
Iii. Estimated Total Cost Having Established The Foregoing Facts, The Estimator Is Now Prepared To Decide' Upon The Total Amounts For Completing The Work Under The Items Of Classification Iii, Enumerated Above. A—storage. He Must Make A List Of The Ap Proximate Amount Of Material To Be Kept Con Tinually ...

Iron And Steel Work
Iron And Steel Work "shop Drawings—the Contractor Is To Sub Mit Copies Of All Shop Drawings To The Architect For Approval, And No Work Is To Be Started Unless Such Drawings Are Submitted To And Approved By The Architect In Writing. Details On Thawing No. ." The Drawings Should Show ...

Long Island Estimate Of
Estimate Of Cost For Residence At Babylon, Long Island, N. Y. 17,500 18-in. Washington Red Cedar Shingles 6.75 118.13 Window-frames 50.00 1,600 Feet 'vs By C. G N. C. Pine Floor, Heart Face 50.00 80.00 1,500 Feet 'vs By C. G. Y. Pine Floor, Heart Face 70.00 105.00 560 Feet ...

Miscellaneous Fittings
Miscellaneous Fittings Nails, Screws, Screw-eyes, Cup-hooks, Staples, And Are Too Familiar To Everyone To Need Description. It May Not Be Out Of Place To Suggest That The Common Round Form Of Wire Nail Is In Most Cases Preferable To The Square Cut Iron Nail. It Drives Cleaner And Holds Better. ...

Obligations Of A Contract
Obligations Of A Contract Lump Sum Contracts Under The Usual Lump Sum Form Of Contract, The Owneragrees To Furnish The Following: 1. Money. 2. Plans And Specifications. 3. General Instructions, Stakes, And Layout. The Contractor Furnishes : 1. Labor. 2. Materials. 3. Plant. 4. Supplies. 5. Organization. 6. Superintendence. 7. ...

Selecting And Buying Hardware
Selecting And Buying Hardware When It Comes To The Selection Of The Hard Ware For A House, The Question As To Whether Cheap, Medium, Or High-grade Material Shall Be Used Depends Largely Upon The Character Of The House, And Whether It Is For Private Use Or For Sale Or Renting ...

Specifications Part Ofcontract
Specifications - Part Of Contract A Properly Drawn Set Of Specifications, With Accompanying Plans, Is A Part Of The Contract As A Legal Instrument, And Performs The Function Of Elaborating Just What Specific Things The Con Tractor Has To Do And Just How He Has To Do Them. The Specifications ...

Standard Schedule
Standard Schedule The Following Is A Good Standard Schedule For The Work Covered In This Volume: Job Number— Page Estimate Number— Date • Field Conditions C A Amount Of Work. ...

Typical Example Of Specifications
Typical Example Of Specifications For The Sake Of Illustration Of The Principles That Should Govern The Writing Of Specifications For Construction Work, We Shall Now Reproduce A Typical Set Of Building Specifications, Inserting Critical Comment On Many Of The Clauses: To Accompany Contract Dated . . . Between . . ...

Uniform Contract
Uniform Contract We Now Come To The Consideration Of A Spe Cific Form Of Contract Which Is Here Given For More Definite Illustration. The Form Selected Is That Adopted And Recommended For General Use By The American Institute Of Architects And The National Association Of Builders, As Revised In 1907. ...