Engineering contracts and specifications: including a brief synopsis of the law of contracts and illustrative examples of the general and technical clauses of various kinds of engineering speicfications, designed for the use of students, engineers, and contractors

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Enginering news publishing co., 1904 - Engineering contracts - 560 pages
 

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Contents

Contracts Which Refer to Arbitration
11
The Engineer as Arbitrator
12
Mutual Assent
13
Qualified Assent
15
Implied Acceptance
16
Misrepresentation in the Contract
18
Remedy of Party Defrauded
21
Invalidity of Contract through Duress
22
Consideration Defined
23
Adequacy of Consideration
24
Agreement to Take Less than is Due
25
As to Waiver of Legal Rights
27
Contracts Under Seal 28 Classes of Sealed Contracts
28
Parol Contracts 29 Oral and Written Contracts
29
When Assignments Can be Made
30
Notice of Assignment Necessary
31
The Explanation of Technical Terms in Contracts
32
Rules of Construction
33
Contracts Required to de in Whiting 35 The Statute of Frauds
34
Agreements Which Cannot be Performed Within One Year
35
Subsequent Changes and Agreements 38 The General Rule
36
Results of Alterations of the Contract
37
D1scharge of Contracts
38
Methods of Discharge
39
Discharge by Agreement
40
Discharge by Performance
41
Discharge by Payment
43
Kinds of Socalled Impossibilities Which Will Not Discharge the Contract
44
Discharge of Contract by Operation of Law
45
Remedies for Breach of Contract 50 Results of a Breach of Contract
48
Damages for Nonperformance
49
ABT PAOK 52 Distinction between Liquidated Damages and Penal ties
50
Recovery for Imperfect or Incompleted Work
51
General Rule as to Specific Performance
52
Discharge of R1ght of Act1on Under a Contract 55 The Right of Action
53
Removal of Statutory Bar to Right of Action
55
PART II
57
Information Embodied in the Advertisement
58
The Guarantee
60
Right of Rejection
61
Illustrative Examples
62
Instructions to Bidders 63 Preliminary Information G5 Forms of Proposals
65
The Object of Blank Forms of Proposals
66
Manner of Letting the Work
67
Contract Let as a Whole or in Parts
68
Contract Let for a Fixed Sum or per Specified Units
69
Contract Involving a Specific Performance
71
Contract Including Maintenance
72
Proposal Bond
74
Engineering Spec1f1cations 73 Engineering Specifications Defined
76
General and Specific Clauses
77
The General Clauses 1n Specifications 76 List of Subjetts Treated in the General Clauses
78
Explanatory Note
79
Completion of the Work
80
Suitable Appliances to be Used
81
Monthly Estimates of Work Done and Payments to be Made
82
Provision for Inquiring Into the Correctness of the Monthly Estimates
83
Reserving a Certain Percentage as a Repair Fund for a Stated Period after Completion
84
Engineers Measurements and Classifications Final and Conclusive
85
Determination of Damages Sustained by Failure to Complete the Work within the Time Agreed upon or as Extended
87
The Discharge of Unpaid Claims of Workmen and Ma terialmen
92
No claims for Damages on Account of Suspension of Work
93
No Claims for Damages on Account of Delay
94
Protection of Property and Lives
95
Protection against Claims for the Use of Patents
96
Assignment of the Contract
97
Abandonment of Contract
98
Cancellation of Contract for Default of Contractor
99
Workmens Quarters and Other Temporary Buildings
100
Definition of Engineer and Contractor
111
Documents Composing the Contract Ill 113 Meaning Understood
112
The Use of General Clauses in Engineering Specifica tions
113
PART III
115
Specifications Accompanying Complete Detail Plans
119
Specifications Accompanying a General Plan Only
120
Specifications Unaccompanied by Plans Known Com monly as General Specifications
121
Specifications for Excavat1ons and Embankments 122 Earthwork Excavating and Grading
122
Grading
123
Excavations Under Water
126
Specifications for Measuring Quantities Excavated Under Water by Weight and by Displacement
128
Specifications for an Earthen Dam
130
Specifications for Coffer Dams
132
Specifications for Protective Work
133
Specif1cat1ons for Cement Mortar Concrete and Masonry 129 Cement Mortar
136
Cement Concrete
138
Specifications for Stcnc
143
Stone Masonry
145
Specifications for Masonry for a Large Stone Dam
151
Specifications for Firstclass Bridge Masonry
157
Spec1f1cat1ons for Street Pavements and Mater1als 135 Specifications for Paving Brick Tests
161
Specifications for Brick Paving
163
ART PAGE 137 Specifications for Asphaltuni Pavement
166
Specifications for Asphalt Pavement
171
Specifications for Granite Pavement
173
Specifications for Granitoid Sidewalks
174
Specif1cations fob Sewers 141 Specifications for Brick and Tile Sewers
178
Specifications for Sewer Pipe
183
Specifications for Laying Sewer Pipe
186
Specificat1ons fob Water P1pe 144 Specifications for the Manufacture and Delivery of Cast Iron Water Ppes
190
Specifications for Laying Water Pipe
198
Specifications for Stop Valves
200
Lumber Grad1ng and Classif1cat1on 147 Rules of the Southern Lumber Manufacturers Asso ciation
204
General Rules for Classifying Lumber
205
Rules for Grading Finishing Lumber
207
Rules for Grading Common Boards and Rough Lumber
209
Standard Dimensions of the Southern Lumber Manu acturers Association
211
Rules Governing the Inspection and Measurement of Lumber in the St Louis Market
212
Specification for Thoroughly Seasoned Lumber
218
Specificat1ons for Iron and Steel 154 Specifications for Cast Iron
219
Specifications for Cast Iron Water Pipe
221
15G Specifications for Riveted Steel Water Pipe
225
Specifications for Wooden Stave Pipe
233
Specifications for Wrought Iron Chains
234
Spetifications for the Material and Workmanship of a Steel Standpipe
235
Specifications for Pile and Trestle Bridging
238
Specifications for Steam Plant of a Small Electric Light Station
240
Specifications for Leather Driving Belts
245
Specifications for Pumps to be Operated by Water Power
247
Specifications for a Pump Well
249
Specifications for Turbine Water Wheels
253
PART IV
263
Complete General Specifications for Water Tubular
296
Specifications for an Engine House
304
General Specifications for Railroad Concrete Work
328
Specifications for Railway Roadbed
345
Specifications for Building Levees to Confine Flood
356
Specifications for the Steel Construction of the Astor
391
Specifications for Machinery and Track Construction
404
Specifications for Condensers and Pumps
411
Specifications for Electric Motors
418
Specifications for the Track and Overhead Construc
429
Specifications for Steel Railroad Bridges and Viaducts
459
Specifications for the Preservation of Railroad Cross
485
Specifications for Filter Gravel and Sand
494
Append1x
514
Append1x C
535
Aptend1x D
541

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Page 49 - ... such as may fairly and reasonably be considered either arising naturally, ie according to the usual course of things from such breach of contract itself, or such as may reasonably be supposed to have been in the contemplation of both parties at the time they made the contract, as the probable result of the breach of it.
Page 35 - Sterling or upwards, shall be ' allowed to be good, except the Buyer shall accept Part of the ' Goods so sold, and actually receive the same, or give something ' in earnest to bind the Bargain, or in part...
Page 23 - A valuable consideration in the sense of the law may consist either in some right, interest, profit, or benefit accruing to the one party, or some forbearance, detriment, loss, or responsibility given, suffered, or undertaken by the other.
Page 74 - Payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our, and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents.
Page 49 - Where two parties have made a contract which one of them has broken, the damages which the other party ought to receive in respect of such breach of contract should be such as may fairly and reasonably be considered either arising naturally, ie, according to the usual course of things, from such breach of contract itself, or such as may reasonably be supposed to have been in the contemplation of both parties, at the time they made the contract, as the probable result...
Page 296 - In testimony whereof, the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Page 35 - ... or upon any contract or sale of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or any interest in or concerning them; or upon any agreement that is not to be performed within the space of one year from the making thereof; unless the agreement upon which such action shall be brought, or some memorandum or note thereof shall be in writing, and signed by the party to be charged therewith, or some other person thereunto by him lawfully authorized.
Page 12 - It is furthermore hereby provided and mutually agreed, that no suit or action against this company, for the recovery of any claim by virtue of this policy, shall be sustainable in any Court of Law or Chancery until after an award shall have been obtained fixing the amount of such claim in the manner above provided...
Page 509 - KNOW all Men by these Presents, That we, are held and firmly bound unto our...
Page vi - If there is any truth to the old proverb that "[o]ne who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client," the Court by its opinion today now bestows a constitutional right on one to make a fool of himself.

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