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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V FUNDAMENTALS IN CHOOSING TYPE
AND AMOUNT OF PLANT One principle or rule of modern management, as
applied to construction work, is that of selecting and using
machinery for hand methods, and the use of modern appliances
instead of obsolete types, keeping always in mind the selection of
those types of machines best suited to the particular class of
construction and having the greatest range of work. This principle
is being recognized by many of the leading contractors and
engineers of the United States and Canada, yet in some details it
is not being followed. It is also necessary to mention certain
limitations to the use of machines. In other words, it is not only
possible for a contractor to have too little plant, using hand
methods when they should not be used, but, on the other hand, it is
possible to use too much plant on a job and to own too many
machines. In the past few contractors have given time and thought
to this phase of their business. Those possessing little capital
and indifferent credit have attempted to do much work by hand.
Others having the means to buy plant have used it for the greater
part of their work, yet have continued hand methods for odd jobs,
believing this to be cheaper. Some contractors have reasoned that
if one machine of a certain type saved money, two would be better
than one, and have bought more plant. Thus it becomes necessary to
discuss these features so that the mistakes made in the past can be
avoided. The Economic Plant This is a subject that is of interest,
not only to contractors and engineers, but also to manufacturers.
With any given sum of money to be expended upon construction work
within a limited area, or, for that matter, on a continent, for a
year, what per cent of this money will be spent for p...
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