preliminary work

preliminary work

Work carried on at the job site before the start of a construction contract but usually not part of the actual contract; for example, pile-driving.
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So easily and smoothly had Dempsey and the board done their preliminary work that many in the hall had not noticed the checking of the fascinating O'Sullivan's social triumph.
How all this preliminary work was concealed from observation need not be recorded.
The minister gave an ill- tempered look at the old beau, who, impatient to win his reward, had hurried, beyond all precedent, the preliminary work of the appointment.
The members of the Gun Club remained at Tampa Town, for the purpose of setting on foot the preliminary works by the aid of the people of the country.
The preliminary work, including clearance of vegetation, archaeology, utility service diversions and some drainage lagoon excavations, will be stepped up in January along the whole footprint of the scheme.
He said the preliminary work to set up a centre in Shorkot City had been started which would be completed by the end of current fiscal year.
The preliminary work on the project involves a jack-up platform being sited at the bridge to explore the ground 70ft below the surface of the Tees.
The rock appears in a few places in the Moscoviense basin, and preliminary work suggests that it also lurks in a second basin.
Preliminary work is being undertaken to remove asbestos prior to the structure being knocked down.
Some of the preliminary work began September 5 on the climate controlled Fulton Street Transit Center oculus when buildings in the immediate vicinity were officially vacated by local businesses.
Preliminary work to prepare the sale of its stake has begun.
As part of our preliminary work, we are preparing the environmental studies.

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