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A contractor is in business to make money and he can only do this if he is competitive. In the real world of commerce the sharp practice often necessary to achieve a competitive advantage can only be avoided by the employing authority setting out its requirements in sufficient detail to ensure that they are fully understood. Only then can the specification and terms of contract be effectively enforced by the employer while the work is in progress. There is a good moral reason for insisting on the employing authority itself preparing a detailed specification: it is manifestly unfair to put this time-consuming task onto the contractors when only one will get the contract.

E. its potential fertility, its potential to drain and its potential to be changed. 9 Differences in drainage requirements of agricultural land and sports grounds Land configuration, soil and the nature of use intended are the main factors governing the type and design of the artificial drainage required. Differences between the drainage requirements for farm land and sports turf have their origin in the very artificial and disturbed nature of many of our playing-field soils, and the extremes of wear to which Sports Turf 22 they are often subjected.

Differences between the drainage requirements for farm land and sports turf have their origin in the very artificial and disturbed nature of many of our playing-field soils, and the extremes of wear to which Sports Turf 22 they are often subjected. 1 Nature of site For agricultural purposes the natural slope of the land and the natural texture of the soil must generally be accepted. For sport, on the other hand, it is sometimes possible, or even essential to import soil, or to modify texturally the indigenous soil, for example, by incorporation of sand.

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