Historic Concrete, Background to Appraisal


– 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 uses

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