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Building Engineering and Systems Design by Frederick S. Merritt

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By Frederick S. Merritt

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He must be a good judge of contractor and subcontractor capabilities. He must be a good negotiator and expediter. He must be capable of preparing or supervising the preparation of accurate cost estimates during the various design phases. He must know how to schedule the construction work so that the project will be completed at the required date. During construction, he must insure that costs are controlled and that the project is kept on schedule. As part of the building team, the construction manager may be assigned any or all of the following tasks: 1.

PARTITIONS, DOORS, AND INTERIOR-WALL FINISHES As indicated in Sec. 1, interior walls or partitions are used to separate spaces in the interior of buildings. The term interior walls often is reserved for load-bearing walls, whereas the term partitions generally is applied to nonloadbearing walls. Neither interior walls nor partitions are subjected to such strenuous conditions as exterior walls. For example, they usually do not have to withstand outside weather or solar heat, but they do have two surfaces that must meet the same requirements as the interior faces of exterior walls, as described later.

In addition, hardware must be furnished to enable the door to function as required. For example, a swinging door must be provided hinges on which to swing. Also, a lock or latch usually is needed to hold the door in the closed position. A knob or pull is desirable for opening and closing the door and controlling its movement. 33 Hardware Builders' hardware is a general term covering a wide variety of fastenings and devices, such as locks, hinges and pulleys. It includes finishing and rough hardware.

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