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WEIGHT CARRYING CAPACITY OF SOILS Where Security Against Settlement Lies [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
. WEIGHT CARRYING CAPACITY ' : OF SOILS ; Where Security ' Against Settlement Lies Official authorities fix the. -bearing 'capacitv of foundations per square- foot of , various soils at- the folio w i ii g\ ? 1 i m i ts ; '.liiiiess tests' prove other wise': '?' Nature of .;.G.rq.u'ncl -'v -T6'nis'.']Tcr 'sci. ft. Solid sanclstpn^/roclc^ , 20' spiid- shale v. .C^ . -8 Natural arid' coi^pai^ffrA'^^ -6 Hard cla}1- . . .??:-*. ! .V. . ...///-j . . .'. . .\ ... 4 Confined, clay. /or .sand : . v';^ v . . . . 2 Loose . sand ori/soft- wet clay., '-.I -. .-. ; . /' 1 ?- and ? .'Stipulate' _. that'...i]v Ca'nv:.'-sa$'fe^'-ft^ of ?' safety ' is to be at/leaSt- 25 ;:p1err.-;c,enl'/'''pn these. : Un d e r th e s e c i r eti iris ta n ce s : : s p ft, \v e t clay should not be- loaded, more than-1 5 c \vt. to the sq. foot, 'arid-'i even af 'tirar it k. liable to settle7 ment. which is not serious as long as the -whole foundation rests on similar- . soil. ? Tf, .however, part of this is solid roc...
SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE Clearance of Deck [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE Clearance of Deck Early., on Monday morning an interesting happening took place when the White Star Liner, the Ceramic, passed under the centre .portion of the 'deck framework of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. -.The masts of the Ceramic are 162 feet . above water fevel and as the distance from highwater ;,marlc 'to tthe underside of the deck of the '..Sydney ..Harbour Bridge. is 172 feet, the vessel . cleared ' the. 'framework comfortably. It will be remembered that before the pro ject was designed and the clearance for masts was being discussed, the Ceramic\s mast', being the highest then to enter the Port of Sydne3r, was taken as a basis. Since, that time, how . ever, five new Orient liners have appeared - with masts 165 feet above water level, but even these would pass under the bridge comfortably. The comparison of clearances of the Har bour Bridge with other large bridges' of the world shows, the Firth of Forth Bridge to « have a headway of 150' feet and four ...
ENG LAND THATCH AND HALF TIMBER The Legacy of Beauty in Her Domestic Architecture [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
EN G THATCH AND The Legacy of Beauty in [H t j No one can pass through England without' ] ?being the better for it. j. I Many new ' countries have been discovered; ! during the last few centuries, their hidden; mysteries revealed, their majesty laid bare; so/ ( there is the grandeur of the Canadian 'Rocldes, 1 with the pine clad peaks raised to the clean \ cold sky; the boundless prairies with their un-| ' dulating seas of wheat; the awe-inspiring rug-1 gedness of Arizona and Colorado; our ownt sunny land with its vastness and the tropic' -? j glamour of South America. . | i - . . I The English Countryside [? Nature has many moods, to be sure, but where is she to be found so complacent, andK appealing, and delightfully green as in 'thef fair land of England. England is a garden^; it would be hard to find an uninteresting spot, in the whole of its length and breadth; evenfv the Downs and Moors, with their great, open ?»£ spaces, have a charm that is entirely their own, As a very natu...
The Master Builders ST. GEORGE BRANCH Preferential Discount [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
Thc Master Builders , ST. GEORGE BRANCH ! . .Preferential Discount -rhg^subjcct/ of; preferential discount: for Tinem 1 b^^;;;§i\.'.:thei Master Buiiders' ^Association was -r(UvScussed,, la^t, evening^ at the meeting, of the . * St.^. , George Byanch of; the Association.. y Mr, . Nr R. Smith put , forward a scheme . whereby the. various merchant's, would grant a preferen tial discount ; to members: of the Association, which jvould be' paid into the Association itself, which would deduct a percentage for its own use as, a collection fee. This scheme, he stated, would be of advantage to members arid to the Association . in .spi. fan, as each would benefit monetarily. ^ - It; would be. remembered that v vvherij the ?: Lime;, .a-nd Cement Merchants' As sociation .was approached by a Committee of the .. Master Builders' Association for a prefcr ? eotial ^ discount, , they offered to grant a prefer ential discount to members of the Association provided it was paid to the Association and a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
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TARIFF ON WHITING Inquiries by Tariff Board [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
TARIFF ON WHITING Inquiries by Tariff Board The Tariff Board last week heard an ap plication for an increase in customs duty on whiting. A representative of Taubman's Ltd. ' in giving ..evidence before tlie Board' stated ' that the paint and varnish sections of the Chamber of Manufacturers of New South Wales were opposed to any increase in the ; Customs duty on whiting. There was no. whiting produced in Australia suitable for use: in the manufacture of paints and kalsominc,: ' and the imports totalled about 5000 tons a year. A representative of Minerals Ltd.. of Botany'.-, supported the increase in dut}' and ?claimed that the Australian production Calcium Car bonate was a satisfactory substitute for- the. ? imported calcium carbonate'.' of ^organic : matt'Cr. The- sales of this company had increased from 220 tons in 1928 to -524 t^ns in 1929 and within six months they would be able to supply ;500(- tons. ? ;? '? rTIie 'Board adjourned to Melbourne.
AUSTRALIAN TIMBER RESOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
AUSTRjALIAN TIMBER RESOURCES . . I.n reviewing the Australian timber resources recently the Chairman of. the Victorian Forestry Commission . expressed the need for economy . in ,the use and ' preparation of timber, thc - average recovery of sawn timber from a moun tain ash log being 46 per cent., the remainder' ibeing .utterly lost. / In- contrast with this' position Finland, utilised 94 per cent', of jthe waste, chiefly as wool cellulose. The co-operation of. forestry author ? ities with master . builders, architects and engi neers was necessary in order to .eliminate, waste. Tn balancing thc advantages of hardwoods and softwoods, too little attention was given to the superiority of the. hardwoods in strength and durability,' which should secure them preference. Such timbers as mesJsmate and blue gum properly seasoned and treated with ? preservatives - should be : more; widely Tused as Softwoods than jarrah and red- guih';as street paying blocks; ..
EXCELLENT PLANNING [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
EXCELLENT PLANNING ' * : - By John L. Brogan, Architect ? i ' Jn actual;; construction we can imagine the design of this two-storeyed house ' being ex- ' tir.eme.iy'v ;effectivef and certainly, it would be very comfortable to reside in, for its planning ,x. 'iis-- straightforward and simple, and' the rooms are of exxelldnt ' size and proportions, and, ? .built ; jn: : a? - setting %e ' that suggested, somepleasaut vistas ' should ' be available, in keep ing with the. romantic style of the architecture. The lofuige, of' one' storey only, is' planned as a fine apartment, lighted on three sides. Thc long entrance lVall. also possesses line dec orative possibilities with its features of a staircase at the end, and 'alcoves for telephone and coats. The kitchen quarters arc well placed and includp a maid's room. The dining room is also a fine room, and opens out . on to a patio on the west side. Upstairs, the ar rangements are equally good. The first bedroom repeats the dimensions of the ...
PARENT BODY October Meeting [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
- PARENT BODY ~ ? / October Meeting THe usual monthly meeting of the - Master Builders' ^Association , . of N ew ' South' 'Wales, which in; the ordinary course of events would have been held on the 27th instant, has been cancelled because a number of members of the Association will be absent at ..Hobart: in connection with the Annual Conference of the Master Builders' 'Federation of Australia. )A special meeting of the Association . will be held in' lieu of this meeting at a date to be fixed of which members will receive due notice.
MASTER BUILDERS' MEETINGS [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
MASTER BUILDERS' MEETINGS Manly Branch. — On Thursday, November 6th, in the Soldiers' Memorial Hall, Manly, at 8 p.m. Western Suburbs Branch.— -On Thursday, October 9, in the Builders' Exchange, Ashfield at 8 p.m. .Eastern Suburbs' Branch. — On Monday,' October .13th, in the Randwick Town Hall, at . 8 p.m. North Shore Line Branch. — On Monday, October 13, in the SchooLof Arts, Chatswood, at 8 p.m. Canterbury-Bankstown Branch.— On Monday October 13, in the Masonic Hall, Campsie, at 8 p..m. The meeting of this Branch is being held on the second Mondajr of October instead of the usual first Monday, ?? which' falls : on ?. a holiday (Eight Hour Day) on this occasion. Day). Central Cumberland Branch.— On Tuesday. October' 144:11, in the Town Hall, Auburn, at 8 p.m.
REAL ESTATE COMING SALES [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
REAL ESTATE COMING SALES Abbotsford. — Land. October .18. — Raine and Home Ltd. Alexandria.— 277 Lawrence Street: Brick Cottage. October ? 10. — Richardson and Wrench Ltd. Allawah. — 3 and. . 5 . Allawah Court, Railway Parade; Oct. 13. — Peach Bros. Alexandria. — 277 Lawrence Street, Brick Resi dence. October 10. — Richardson and Wrench Ltd. Annandale.— 243 Nelson Street, Brick Cottage, 34 Rose Street, Brick Cottage, October 16. — Cramer Bros. ; Artarmon. — 15 Carlos Street: Brick Cottage. October 17. — Richardson and Wrench Ltd. Artarmon.— 20 Tiridale. Road, Brick Cottage; October 13. — Peach Bros. Artarmon. — 1 'Burra Road: Brick Cottage. October 9. — Raine and. Home Ltd. Ashfield. — 33 Tintern Road: Cottage. October 22. — Hardie and Gorman Pty. Ltd. Auburn; — Sheffield Street: Land. October 15 — Hardie and Gorman Pty. Ltd. Austinmer. — Land; October 17.— Richardson and Wrench 'Ltd. Balmain.— 165 to - '167 Darling Street and 75 ' to 77 Curtis Road: Cottage and Land. 9th October. —...
BRIDGE HEIGHT MONEY Case Concluded [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
BRIDGE HEIGHT MONEY' Case Concluded - Before the Industrial Commission last week thevhearirig was concluded; of: the reference by the Chairman of the Labourers' Railway, and. Road Construction, etc. (State). Concilia tion: Committee of ail application by-;the _A.W -U- ?for '.'height money' for. cleaners, ' carpenters, masons' labourers, machine men; - - concrete packers, clogmen, riggers' 'labourers, and- others employed on the pylons of the Harbour Bridge. An allowance of 4£d. an hour, is now paid' for work clone over 50ft..| and the Commission fixed a rate of 9d. an hour for over 175ft. ? as from October 1, 1930.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
RICHARDSON & WRENCH LTD. Established 1860-1889 Property Auctioneers, Valuers and Estate Agents Head Office: 92 PITT STREET. SYDNEY. Telephones: B 6001-2. Branch Office: PETERSHAM Opp. Station. ? Telephone: Pet. 86. - ' i. HARDIE & GORMAN PTY. LTD. Auctioneers, Real Estate Agent's,- ?' Valuers, and Insurance Brokers. Head Office: 36 MARTIN PL.. SYDNEY. Business transacted in all matters of Real Estate. Branch Offices: Bondi Tunc, and N. Sydney. Goyder Orr & Co. Oj the late firm backhouse & Qoyder Property Agents, Auctioneers, Valuators, etc. Medical Agents. '? PERPETUAL TRUSTEE BUILDINGS,. 33 HUNTER STREET, SYDNEY. ' ? Telephone: B5621, For REAL ESTATE.. Auctions, Valuations or Management consult r PEACH BROS. (Established 1907) Head Office: 76-78 PITT STREET, CITY. Branches: Peach Chambers, Kogarah and Station Steps. Rockdale. ' ; Stanton & Son Ltd. Established 1882 - ? REAL ESTATE AUCTIONEERS AND VALUERS Stanton House, 133 Pitt Street, — ? SY...
ACCOMMODATION ON THE ILL-FATED R101 [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
ACCOMMODATION O N THE ILL-FATED iRIOI Passengers and crew on the British Air Ministry's airship ljUOl were all accommodated in-, side .the hull, only the engines and control car being placed outside. On the ujjper deck wis a lounge measuring 60ft. by 32ft. with access to promenades at either side of the ship where views of the outside world could be obtained through windows of light transparent material. The dining room, passenger berths and toilet rooms were also on this deck. The ; ' smoke room was on the lower deck, where also were the crew's . Quarters, the galley, and other services. The navigating room was on the lower deck immediately above the control i cabin. Though ^ considerablv below the standard of accommodation on trans-Atlantic liners, ? it had been designed to provide the best travelling conditions possible with severe limita ' . tions as to space and also as to the weight of constructional materials.
OBITUARY Late R. C. Backhouse [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
OBITUARY Late R. C. Backhouse It is with regret that we have to record the' death last week of. (Architect R. C. Backhouse, who passed away at Geclong, A^ictoria. ?Mr. Backhouse, whose father was a well known architect in Sydney, in the eighties, after .being ' articled to his father set . up in London, where he was associated in his pro fession with a London architect. He returned to Australia and commenced practice on his own account, designing the Palace. Lyceum, and Tivoli Theatres in Sydney, and the Opera House in Melbourne,, and other theatres in Adelaide for the late Harry Rickards. The late Mr. Backhouse was also a water colourist of note and examples of his art pur chased by thc National Art Gallery hang in the Mitchell Library; ,
INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS An Interesting Lecture [Newspaper Article] — Construction and Real Estate Journal — 8 October 1930
INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS ' An Interesting Lecture The ordinary-general meeting of the. mem bers of the Institute of Architects of New South Wales was^ held last night at 15 Castle reagh Street.; v Mr. E. Evan Smith, F.R.I. 13. A., Government Architect of New South- Wales was presented by the President,- Mr-.- james Peddle,, 'oii ? be half of the Royal A^ic'torian Institute of Archi tects with their Street Architecture Medal. The Emily Macpherson School of Domestic Economy, Melbourne, was the building for which the award - was made. - .. Ballot for membership was taken 'for Mr. Eric W. Andrew, proposed by .Professor Wil kinson, , F.R.I. B;A.V who 'was elected. Lecture on Stained Glas§ The main attraction of- the evening was then proceeded with; this was a lecture entitled .'The Designing : and. Manufacture of. Stained Glass.. Wirido\Ys' by Mrr Norman Carter, Vice President of ' the - Society of Artists and Hon. Member of this Institute. This lecture will appear in' the October issue o...