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The Construction of Roads, Paths and Sea Defences
With Portions Relating to Private Street Repairs, Specification Clauses, Prices for Estimating, and Engineer's Replies to Queries


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  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108072090

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  • Professionally dedicated to civil engineering and architecture, Frank Latham became Penzance Borough Engineer and Surveyor in 1899, served as a captain in the Royal Engineers during the First World War, and designed the famous Penzance lido for the silver jubilee of George V. For a paper on the town's sea defences, the Civil Engineers of Ireland awarded him a medal in 1905. He had considerable practical experience in his field when he published this work in 1903. Originally written as a series of articles for a municipal engineering journal, the text was revised and presented to readers as an illustrated work of reference. In addition to his thorough explanation of the methods of road and sea-defence construction, Latham includes an appendix on the prices of the materials required. Contemporary advertisements for relevant companies and their various products further enhance the book's interest to historians of technology.

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108072090
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • contains: 62 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The necessity of good roads for traction
    3. Line of road
    4. Embankments
    5. Sea walls
    6. Drainage
    7. Formation of roads
    8. Road covering
    9. Breaking
    10. Stone laying
    11. Rolling
    12. Road-breaking
    13a. Wood pavements
    13b. Paved roadways
    14. Jointing and foundations
    15. Wood paving from a sanitary standpoint
    16. Asphalt and tar macadam
    17. Brick pavements for roads
    18. Stone pavements
    19. Other important pavements
    20. Bridges
    21. Footpaths
    22. Concrete laid in situ
    23. Artificial stone plants
    24. Asphalt
    25. Tar concrete and other pavements
    26. Street railway tracks
    27. Scavenging of streets
    28. Cleansing
    29. Snow
    30. Road watering and washing
    31a. Private street repairs
    31b. Specimen reports
    32. Specification clauses for roads and paths
    33. Specification clauses for sewers and sea walls

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