Hearings Before the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings of the House of Representatives, March 30, 1908 ...

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Page 16 - Bowman, of the engineer corps, was detailed and assigned to that duty. General regulations for the conduct of the business have been adopted and sent to those in charge of the respective works, and a department of construction organized for the supervision of the whole.
Page 16 - ... for a scientific and practical engineer to be placed in charge of the construction of these buildings, and Captain Alexander H. Bowman, of the engineer corps, was detailed and assigned to that duty. General regulations for the conduct of the business have been adopted and sent to those in charge of the respective works, and a department of construction organized for the supervision of the whole.
Page 17 - Architect to be the representative of the Government in all matters connected with the erection and completion of such buildings, the receipt of proposals, the award of contracts therefor, and the disbursement of moneys thereunder, and perform all the duties that now pertain to his office, except the preparation of drawings and specifications for such buildings and the local supervision of the construction thereof, the said drawings and specifications however, to be subject at all times to modification...
Page 16 - Act To supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and for other purposes. * * * * SEC. 6. ... That in addition to the clerical force now authorized by law, the following clerks and employees are hereby authorized in the several departments and offices hereinafter specified, to be employed and continue only during the rebellion and for one year after its close...
Page 17 - ... Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department, the Supervising Architect to be the representative of the Government in all matters connected with the erection and completion of such buildings, the receipt of proposals, the award of contracts therefor, and the disbursement of moneys thereunder, and perform all the duties that now pertain to his office, except the preparation of drawings and specifications for such buildings and the local supervision of the construction thereof, the said drawings...
Page 16 - The construction of these buildings is confided to the Department [Treasury] and almost everything but the amount of the appropriation left to the discretion of the Secretary. No system had as yet been devised for the performance of this duty, nor had the management of the business been confided to any particular branch of the Department. . . . With a view to a more efficient management application was made to the Secretary of War for a scientific and practical engineer to be placed in...
Page 4 - States, the plans and full estimates therefor shall be prepared and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, the Postmaster-General, and the Secretary of the Interior.
Page 16 - ... SEC. 6. ... That in addition to the clerical force now authorized by law, the following clerks and employees are hereby authorized in the several departments and offices hereinafter specified, to be employed and continue only during the rebellion and for one year after its close, viz., — In the construction branch of the Treasury one superintending architect, one assistant architect, two clerks of class four, four of class three, two of class one, and one messenger at an annual salary of six...
Page 16 - ... and no money shall be expended upon any public building on which work has not yet been actually begun until after drawings and specifications, together with detailed estimates of the cost thereof, shall have been made by the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department and said plans and estimates shall have been approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of the Interior, and...
Page 9 - We do not always so award, but it is the exception that proves the rule, and the rule is that it goes to the lowest responsible bidder.

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