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Author Jahren, Per, 1939-
Title Concrete : history and accounts / Per Jahren.
Published Trondheim, Norway : Tapir Academic Press, c2011.
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 Floor4  TA439 .J26 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description 366 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-347).
Contents Early concrete history -- Portland concrete : history -- Structures -- The many aspects of the concrete industry -- The cementindustry (in the Nordic countries) -- What will happen in the future : afterthoughts.
Summary Concrete is decidedly the world's most important building material today. Approximately twice as much concrete is used each year compared with all other building materials combined. This book addresses the exciting history of concrete, from its humble beginnings, through ancient history and Roman times, up to modern-day concrete made of Portland cement. A number of specialist fields from the more recent history of concrete are treated in separate chapters. In the final chapter the author attempts to predict the future of this building material. The book is peppered with examples, accounts, and anecdotes from a number of countries. -- Product Description.
Subject Concrete -- History.
Concrete construction -- History.
Concrete construction -- Norway -- History.
ISBN 9788251927628 (pbk.)
8251927625 (pbk.)
OCLC number 749852565