Quantity Surveying: For the Use of Surveyors, Architects, Engineers and Builders

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E. & F.N. Spon, 1891 - Building - 403 pages
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Page 369 - The more general adoption of Quantities, the extension to country work of the system of measurement usual in London, the gradual modification of local terms and usages and, not least, the discussions consequent on such meetings as the Conference, will all tend towards uniformity of practice ; and as builders become more familiar with the London system of measurement, and the public better acquainted with the nature and bearings of the questions as to the employment of surveyors, and both recognize,...
Page 152 - ... or lock-out affecting any of the building trades, and then the contractors are to complete the works within such time as shall be reasonable, and in case of default the contractors are to pay or allow to the employer, as and by way of liquidated and agreed damages, the sum of per week for every week during which they shall be so in default until the whole of the works (except as aforesaid) shall be so completed,, provided the architect shall in writing certify that the works could have been reasonably...
Page 374 - The contractor and the directors will be bound to leave all questions or matters of dispute which may arise during the progress of the works or in the settlement of the account to the architect, whose decision shall be final and binding upon all parties. " The contractor will be paid on the certificate of the architect.
Page 153 - The quantity of one course, lean mix concrete base to be paid for will be determined by measurement of the number of square yards of base actually constructed and accepted by the Engineer as complying with the plans and specifications.
Page 206 - To be measured in such situations as do not permit the work to be carried straight through the stone, as in sills of windows and other similar work. PREPARATORY LABOUR OR PLAIN FACE AS BED. — To be taken wherever it is necessary to produce a face for the purpose of setting out underwork, as in tracery heads and other similar works. This is also intended to apply to mullions of windows, one side and one edge of which are to be taken plain as bed. SUNK, CHISELLED, OR RUBBED FACE IN SHORT LENGTHS...
Page 254 - ... under which it was arranged that the expenses of making out the quantities should be paid by the successful competitor, if any, but if by the act of defendants there should be no competitor, then that the work which was done by their authority should be paid for by them.
Page 373 - ... hall in such manner, and of such materials, and within such time as is provided by the said general conditions of contract and bills of quantities, and according to the said drawings ; and further, that they, the said Richard Stevenson and Field Weston, will well and truly observe and perform all and every the said conditions and stipulations contained in the said general conditions of contract on the part of the contractors required to be observed and performed, and, in consideration thereof,...
Page 142 - Architect's reasonable discretion, the Contractors are to be entitled to receive payment at the rate of 80 per cent, upon such value until the difference between the percentage and the value of the works executed shall amount to...
Page 374 - The general conditions of contract for artificers' works required to be done in the erection and completion of a new hall for the Nottingham Temperance Hall Company, Limited, Nottingham, Fothergill Watson, architect, Churton Street, Nottingham, January, 1874." " The architect is at all times to have access to the works, which are to be entirely under his control, and his clerk of the works. The architect may order any additions to or deductions from the contract without in any way vitiating the contract,...

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