America Builds: The Record of PWA

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Chapter VI Engineering Blueprints

PUBLIC works of an enduring character, and of lasting benefit must be carefully designed to meet the needs of each community efficiently and economically. A modern mail-order house performs a remarkable variety of services, but we have not arrived at the stage where a mayor can open the catalog, select a nice looking bridge, fill in the order blank, and have the postman deliver it in a neat package ready to use. Every bridge, every sewer system, every school, even the jails must be tailor-made, designed for the site and the needs of the community. This calls for engineering ability of a high caliber. Too often in the past it has been a matter of coincidence that municipal improvements turned out as expected.

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Table of contents

  • Prefatory Note ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword v
  • Contents vii
  • Section One ix
  • Chapter I - Theory and Facts 1
  • Chapter II - Men and Materials 17
  • Chapter III - Mandate of Congress 33
  • Chapter IV - Legal Framework 49
  • Chapter V - Loans and Bonds 61
  • Chapter VI - Engineering Blueprints 73
  • Chapter VII - Honest Dollars 83
  • Section Two 93
  • Chapter VIII - Chapter VIII the Federal Programs 95
  • Chapter IX - Electric Power 115
  • Chapter X - For Better Education 127
  • Chapter XI - AIDS to Health 141
  • Chapter XII - Sewage and Stream Pollution 155
  • Chapter XIII - Water is Life 169
  • Chapter XIV - Land Sea and Air 181
  • Chapter XV - For Government Business 195
  • Chapter XVI - Public Housing 207
  • Chapter XVII - Summary 219
  • Chapter XVIII - Case Histories 225
  • Appendix 263
  • Index 293
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