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History of concrete : a very old and modern material

Per Jahren (Author), Tongbo Sui (Author)
Energy, resources, environment and global climate change increasingly become great challenges that humanity is confronting in the 21st century. With the development of society and sustainable growth of economy, cement and concrete will still be the major building materials in the coming decades. This book summarizes the history and development of cement and concrete. From prehistoric period to today, from ancient Egypt and Rome period to China, over tens of thousands of years of human civilization, the author reviewed the binder material (cement, concrete) development process and its contribution to the human history and civilization. -- Back cover
Print Book, English, 2017
World Scientific Publishing ; Chemical Industry Press, Singapore, Hackensack, NJ, 2017
History
386 pages ; 26 cm
9789813145733, 9813145730
1047618982
Machine generated contents note: 1. Early concrete history
1.1. Galilee
1.2. Mesopotamia and China
1.3. Lepenski Vir
1.4. South/middle
America
1.5. Egypt
1.6. Roman concrete
1.7. Norway's first concrete
The Farris dam
2. Portland concrete history
2.1. Pre-Portland
2.2. Portland cement
2.3. After Hennebique
2.4. Norwegian concrete
3. Structures
3.1. Historic structures
3.1.1. Norway
3.1.2. England
3.1.3. USA
3.1.4. The Nordic countries
3.1.5. Other countries
3.2. Design
3.2.1. Frank Lloyd Wright (1869
1959)
3.2.2. Pier Luigi Nervi (21 June 1891
09 January 1979)
3.2.3. Le Corbusier (1887
1965)
3.2.4. Kenzo Tange (04 September 1913
22 March 2005)
3.2.5. Some Norwegian designers
3.2.6. Others
4. The many aspects of the concrete industry
4.1. Concrete boats and ships
4.2. Ready mixed concrete
4.3. Precast concrete
4.4. Lightweight concrete
4.5. Admixtures
4.6. Silica fume
4.7. The technology spreaders Note continued: 5. The cement industry (in the Nordic countries)
5.1. General
5.1.1. Norway
5.1.2. Denmark
5.1.3. Sweden
5.1.4. Finland
5.1.5. Cooperation among European cement producers
5.2. The Norwegian cement plants
5.2.1. Slemmestad
5.2.2. Ce-No
5.2.3. Dalen
5.2.4. Kjøpsvik
5.3. The cement museum at Slemmestad
6. History of Cement and Concrete in China
6.1. Pre-Portland Cement Period
6.1.1. Natural earth materials
6.1.2. Artificial binders
6.2. Portland Cement Period
6.2.1. Phase of Importing Cement Technology and Equipment
6.2.2. Phase of China Self-Made Cement Technology and Equipment
6.2.3. Cement and Concrete as Construction Materials
7. What will happen in the future?
afterthoughts