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Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. LXX, Dec. 1910

A Concrete Water Tower, Paper No. 1173

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Author: A. Kempkey
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,986 / 26 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.5
LoC Category: T
Downloads: 325
Added to site: 2006.07.04 13567
Genre: Non-fiction



Irregularities due to forms are unnoticeable at a distance of 200 or 300 ft., and the grouting gave a very uniform color.

The application of two coats of cement wash cost, for labor, $97.68, and for material, $15.18, or $1.32 per 100 sq. ft., labor being at the rate of $2.25 per 8 hours and cement costing $2.53 per bbl. delivered on the work.

The tower was designed by Arthur L. Adams, M. Am. Soc. C. E., under whose direction the plans for all the work of remodeling the water-works system were prepared and executed. The forms, scaffolding, etc., were designed by the writer, who was also in immediate charge of the erection.

Tenders received for the construction of the tower covered an extremely wide range, and indicated at once the utter lack of knowledge on the part of the bidders of the cost of a structure of this kind. Inasmuch as none of them had had previous experience in this class of construction, the engineer deemed it the part of wisdom



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