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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 Specifications

DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS, ENGINEERS, AND CONTRACTORS

BY

J. B. JOHNSON, C. E.

PROFESSOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, St. Louis, Mo.

MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS.

MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS.
MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, ETC.

FIRST EDITION.
ENGINEERING NEWS PUBLISHING CO., NEW YORK.

1895.

Entered according to Act of Congress in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-five, by

J. B. JOHNSON, C. E.,
in the office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C.

Printed and bound by
E. W, STEPHENS,

COLUMBIA, MO.

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INDEX.

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PAGE.
Abandonment of

Cancellation of contract. .110, 295
contract.... 109, 295, 391 Cast iron, specifications for....225
Acceptance, implied..

Cement concrete, specifications
Action, right of.... ...63

for.........150, 355, 383
removal of statutory bar to..65 Cement mortar, specifications
Advertisements...

.67

for....148, 308, 353, 383
information embodied in... 67 | Changes in plans, 117, 275, 373, 390
theory of....

Classification, engineer's, final
examples of..
71, 349, 367

and conclusive......96
Agreement

19

Coffer-dams, specifications for.144
failure of, by mistake... Competency of parties to con-
to take less than is due

..32
tract..

9
Alteration of contracts... 46 of individuals...

..9, 389
Appliances, suitable..

91, 391 in governmental relations....9
who must furnish......

of corporations.......
Assent, mutual.......

of agents
qualified....

Completed work, examination
Assignment of contract... 108, 295

of...

..115
Authority of engineer......96, 273 Completion, time of..90, 294, 372
Belts, leather driving, specifi-

cleaning up after... 112, 389
cations for... 251

Commencement of
Bidders, instructions to.. 74

work.. 90, 294, 372
Bids, rejection of...

.70 Condemned material, removal
Boilers, water tubular (St.

of......

113, 376
Louis), complete
Consideration..

..30
specifications for....300 adequacy of...

.31
Bond, proposal...

.84 | Contract and bond combined
indemnity....

413

with specifications... 270
contract..

. 299, 411
Contract bond....

..411
combined with specifica- Contractor not released by sub-
tions and contract....270

contracts......

.. 108
Bonus and discount based on Contractors,
tests.....

..296

relations to each other....113
Breach of contract...

:58 to keep foreman and plans
Bridge masonry, specifications

on the ground.. 114
for...
170 definition of...

. 123, 373
Bridge renewals, preliminary

not released by subcon-
surveys for......

.414

tracts.....
Bridges and viaducts of iron to furnish working plans..275

and steel, complete Contracts,

specifications for....330 essential elements of.... 7
Bridge superstructure, specifi-

two general classes of. 8
cations for.... .233

in breach of statute law....15
Bridging, pile and trestle, spec-

opposed to public policy...17
ifications for.... .244 which refer to arbitration...17
Building, Astor hotel, complete

misrepresentation in...

.24
specifications for steel

invalidity of, through fraud.25
construction of......398

through'duress....

...29
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.. 108

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