American Architect and Architecture, Volume 120

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American architect, 1921 - Architecture
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Page 219 - ... valid, irrevocable, and enforceable, save upon such grounds as exist at law or in equity for the revocation of any contract.
Page 219 - A provision in a written contract to settle by arbitration a controversy thereafter arising between the parties to the contract, or a submission hereafter entered into of an existing controversy to arbitration pursuant to title eight of chapter seventeen of the code of civil procedure...
Page 298 - And in all things that live there are certain irregularities and deficiencies which are not only signs of life, but sources of beauty. No human face is exactly the same in its lines on each side, no leaf perfect in its lobes, no branch in its symmetry. All admit irregularity as they imply change; and to banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.
Page 392 - The American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, The American Iron and Steel Institute, The American Society for Metals, and the leading Societies in a number of countries in Europe.
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Page 332 - ... in the specifications for the various trades ; and others, though suited for inclusion in the General Conditions, are not always needed. Among these subjects are : Bracing building during construction, Charges for extra copies of drawings, Chases, Checking by surveyor and his certificate, Contractor to keep the work in repair, Contractor to lay out the work, giving lines and levels, Contractor to work overtime if required, Fences, Heating during construction, Insurance against lightning, wind...
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Page 332 - Agreement, General Conditions, Drawings, and Specifications are the constituent elements of the contract and are acknowledged as such in the Agreement, they are correctly termed the Contract Documents. Statements made in any one of them are just as binding as if made In the Agreement. The Institute's forms, although intended for use in actual practice, should also be regarded as a code of reference representing the judgment of the Institute as to what constitutes good practice and as such they may...
Page 298 - The second reason is, that imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life. It is the sign of life in a mortal body, that is to say, of a state of progress and change. Nothing that lives is, or can be, rigidly perfect; part of it is decaying, part nascent. The foxglove blossom,— a third part bud, a third part past, a third part in full bloom,— is a type of the life of this world.

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