EVERY construction job has its quota of "sidewalk superintendents." To realize the number of voluntary critics which PWA has had, one must multiply by 34,500 projects, and then add in those who have gathered their notions about publics works from hearsay and newspaper reports. PWA has been operated in the open, where everyone could see, and has forestalled possibilities of error as much as possible. It has maintained an organization and policy that were as flexible as possible. Considering the vast number of legal, financial, and engineering problems, not to mention broad questions of public policy, the fact that it has satisfactorily completed 26,508 projects and has initiated almost 8,000
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Publication information: Book title: America Builds: The Record of PWA. Contributors: Public Works Administration - OrganizationName. Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office. Place of publication: Washington, DC. Publication year: 1939. Page number: 83.
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