Historic Concrete

Historic Concrete

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- Understanding historical concrete - Innovative uses of concrete by engineers and architects - Concrete and the structural use of cements in England before 1980 - The era of the proprietary reinforcing systems, the development of reinforced concrete design theory and practice - Cement and concrete as materials: changes in properties, production and performance - Concrete foundations and substructures: a historical review - The early development of reinforced concrete shells - Concrete shell roofs 1945-1965 - Prestressing - The development of concrete bridges in the British Isles prior to 1940 - Reinforced and prestressed concrete in maritime structures - The Concrete Institute 1908-1923 - Tunnels - Water-retaining structures - Dams - Roads and Runways and Military usesIn response, the Institution commissioned preparation of a design manual incorporating permissible stress recommendations ... Standards for reinforcement and concrete have also evolved, reflecting changes in practice and materials.

Title:Historic Concrete
Author:R. J. M. Sutherland, Dawn Humm, Mike Chrimes
Publisher:Thomas Telford - 2001


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