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Total List of Materials Used in Construction of Camp Dix - 1917

 

All rapid-fire construction records are being broken at the Camp Dix cantonment, as a result of the splendid organization of 7000 men formed by Irwin and Leighton within the short period of five weeks. Mechanical ability, supported and guided by modern, efficient business practice, made it possible to build barracks so rapidly as to surprise the hustling army men in charge. Below is a list of all the materials used during the construction of Camp Dix.

DECEMBER 15, 1917

MATERIALS

QUANTITY

UNIT

REMARKS

Lumber        

41,500,000

B. F.

Includes Remount Station and Base Hospital

Milled Lumber        

800,000

B. F.

Door and Window Trim and Stairs

Wooden Doors       

9,000

No.

Includes Remount Station and Base Hospital

Wooden Sash        

75,000

No.

do

Screen Doors         

2,100

No.

do

Fly Screen   

250,000

Sq. Ft

do

Hardware     

200,000

No. Pcs.

Lock Sets, Butts, Hooks

Nails  

13,000

Kegs

All sizes, 6 to 60 penny

Anchor Bolts

6,000

No.

1/2" to 18" long.

Window Glass        

500,000

No. Lights

10"x 15" and 10"x 16"

Compo Board         

3,500,000

Sq. Ft.

Includes Remount Station and Base Hospital

Cement       

20,000

Bbls.

do

Sand

10,000

Tons

do

Pebbles       

10,000

Tons

do

Broken Stone         

13,500

Tons

Includes Filter Bed

Roofing Paper        

14,850,000

Sq. Ft.

One and Two-ply Roofing and Tarred Felt

Galvanized Iron Stacks ...

3,200

No.

3' to 20' long

Smoke Pipe

27,000

Lin. Ft.

6" to 10"

18"x 18" Vent Ducts          

1,750

No.

Average 14' long

Floor and Defl. Plates         

5,900

No.

3' to 6' 6" square

Mise. Smoke Pipe Fittings

10,600

No.

Elbows, Tees, Sleeves. etc.

Room Heaters        

1,200

No.

14" to 26" Heaters

Cannon Stoves      

1,300

No.

All Sizes

Ranges        

600

No.

20 to 100 Man Sizes

Watering Troughs   

400

No.

Each 4' long

Hay Racks    „        

7,200

No.

Remount Depot

Feed Troughs        

7,200

No.

do

Refrigerators          

600

No.

All Sizes

1/8" Asbestos Board         

52,000

Sq. Ft.

Fire Protection for Heaters, etc.

Temporary R. R     

18,000

Lin. Ft

Still in Use.

Wooden Fence       

27,000

Lin. Ft.

Remount Depot only

Sewers        

132,000

Lin. Ft.

Sizes between 6" to 24"

Electric Wire

2,515,000

Lin. Ft.

All Sizes

Electric Fittings       

372,000

No.

Porcelain Cleats, Sockets

Lamps and Shades

68,500

No.

Mazda Lamps and Enameled Shades

Telegraph Poles     

1,350

No.

Outside Service Lines

Cross Arms  

2,100

No.

Including Braces, Bolts

Glass Insulators     

19,600

No.

For Outside Service Lines

Water Mains

168,000

Lin. Ft.

2" to 16"

Wrought Iron Pipe  

420,000

Lin. Ft.

Galv. and Black, 2'' and under

Plumbing Fixtures  

8,200

No.

Toilet Outfits, Urinals, etc.

Galv. Iron Boilers    

1,000

No.

40 to 120 Gallon

Steam Heating Boilers . . .

145

No.

800' to 3,000' of Radiation

Cast Iron Radiators          

4,000

No.

Standard 36"

Pipe Covering        

91,000

Lin. Ft.

Asbestos Air-cell Covering

Temporary Roads  

10,500

Lin. Ft.

For Construction Purposes

Permanent Stone Road. . .

22,000

Lin. Ft.

20' wide

Permanent Gravel Road . .

11,800

Lin. Ft.

Gravel, Stone, Grit and Glutrin

Hair Felt       

150,000

Sq. Ft.

1" Thick Pipe Insulation

Area of Cantonment

8,700

Acres

Includes Rifle Range

Greatest Length     

23,500

Feet

Straight Line

Greatest Width       

16,500

Feet

do

Total Number Buildings ..

1,660

No.

143 Types and Sizes

  • Contract signed June 14, 1917.
  • Contract completed December 15, 1917.
  • Total number of working days, 151.
  • Greatest number of employees. 11,000 men; 400 teams; 40 motortrucks.
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