Rock Products Volume 17, No. 11

Rock Products Volume 17, No. 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...speedy erection, very little or no charge for maintenance, and a material adaptable to all forms of architectural and structural work. Futhermore, numberless experiments together with the lapse of time and very severe tests to which it has been subjected in existing structures have proved conclusively its absolute reliability for the construction of structures above ground, below ground and under water, from workmen's cottages to millionaire's mansions, for business premises, hotels, Author of Reinforced Concrete, two volumes. TAKE HOME AND READ Rock Products and Building Materials churches, theaters, public buildings, electric power stations, gas works, factory chimneys, reservoirs, water mains, conduits, sewers, grain elevators, roads, bridges, breakwaters and sea defence works and numerous other purposes. It is a method of construction which is fast superseding that of brick, wood, stone and iron, and is far superior to any one of these in resisting water, fire, earthquakes, atmospheric influence, and even burglar attacks, which is a great consideration with the construction of strong rooms for banks and business premises, for even with the oxy-acetylene blow-pipe the time required to cut an opening through a slab sufficiently large to operate would alone prohibit this method of attack, without considering the alarming noise of the lamp during operations. In a paper of this description it is hardly necessary for me to say much with regard to the history of reinforced concrete. Of the valuable properties reinforced concrete may possess few will exist if the work is not properly designed and executed. The latter is quite as important as the former for if the greatest of care is taken with the design and careless supervision given to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804783
  • 9781236804785