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Authors and Collaborator's
FRED T. HODGSON
Architect and Editor
Steel Square," "Modern Estimator,” etc.
H. V. VON HOLST, A.B., S.B.
FRANK A. BOURNE, S.M.
DANA PIERCE, B.A.
Vice-President, Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc.
Architect, Boston, Massachusetts
GILBERT TOWNSEND, S.B.
With Ross & MacDonald, Montreal
FREDERICK E. TURNEAURE, C.E., Dr.Eng.
Dean, College of Mechanics and Engineering, University of Wisconsin
CHARLES L. HUBBARD, S.B., M.E.
Consulting Engineer on Heating, Ventilating, Lighting, and Power
GLENN M. HOBBS, Ph.D.
Secretary and Educational Director, American School of Correspondence
FRANK CHOUTEAU BROWN
ERVIN KENISON, S.B.
Associate Professor of Drawing and Descriptive Geometry, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
HOWARD P. FAIRFIELD
Assistant Professor of Machine Construction, Worcester Polytechnic In
F. W. FITZPATRICK
Consulting Architect (formerly of U. S. Service)
Commissioners and Inspectors, etc.
ELIOT N. JONES, A.B., LL.B.
Of the Boston Bar
EDWARD B. WAITE
Tormerly Dean and Head, Consulting Department, American School of
ALVAH HORTON SABIN, C.E.
Lecturer, New York University
Writer and Expert on Carpentry and BNlding
Ilead, Sanitary Department, American School of Correspondence
OTIS W. RICHARDSON, LL.B.
Of the Boston Bar
JAMES C. PLANT
Superintendent of Computing Division, Office
Washington, D. C.
WILLIAM G. SNOW, S.B.
Steam Heating Specialist
Instructor, Sheet Metal Department, New York Trade School
JESSIE M. SHEPHERD, A.B.
Head, Publication Department, American Technical Society
T H E editors have freely consulted the standard technical liter
ature of America and Europe in the preparation of these
volumes. They desire to express their indebtedness particularly to the following eminent authorities whose well-known works should be in the library of everyone connected with building.
Grateful acknowledgment is here made also for the invaluable cooperation of the foremost architects, engineers, and builders in making these volumes thoroughly representative of the very best and latest practice in the design and construction of buildings; also for valuable drawings and data, suggestions, criticisms, and other courtesies.
J. B. JOHNSON, C.E.
Formerly Dean, College of Mechanics and Engineering, University of Wis
consin Author of “Engineering Contracts and Specifications,” “Materials of Con
struction"; Joint Author of “Theory and Practice in the Designing of Modern Framed Structures"
JOHN CASSAN WAIT, M.C.E., LL.B.
Counselor-at-Law and Consulting Engineer ; Formerly Assistant Professor of
Engineering at Harvard University
T. M. CLARK
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
FRANK E. KIDDER, C.E., Ph.D.
Consulting Architect and Structural Engineer; Fellow of the American In
stitute of Architects Author of "Architects' and Builders' Pocket Book," "Building Construction
and Superintendence ; Part I, Masons' Work ; Part II, Carpenters' Work ; Part III, Trussed Roofs and Roof Trusses," "Churches and Chapels"
N. CLIFFORD RICKER, D.Arch. .
Emeritus Professor of Architecture, University of Illinois
W. R. WARE
Formerly Professor of Architecture, Columbia University
CLARENCE A. MARTIN
Professor of Architecture, Cornell University
FRANK N. SNYDER
CHARLES H. SNOW
Author of "The Principal Species of Wood, Their Characteristic Properties"
OWEN B. MAGINNIS
Author of “How to Frame a House, or House and Roof Framing"
HALBERT P. GILLETTE, C.E.
Author of "Handbook of Cost Data for Contractors and Engineers"
Author of "Successful Houses"
CHAS. E. GREENE, A.M., C.E.
Formerly Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Michigan
LOUIS de C. BERG
Author of "Safe Building"
FRANK R. WALKER
Author of “The Building Estimator's Reference Book”.
IRA O. BAKER
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois
GEORGE P. MERRILL
Author of "Stones for Building and Decoration"
FREDERICK W. TAYLOR, M.E., and SANFORD E. THOMPSON, S.B., C.E.
Joint Authors of "A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced"