Francois Coignet embedded wrought-iron, I-beams, into the concrete of the roof and the floors of a house he built in Paris, France, in 1862. Thus creating the first Reinforced concrete structure.
- People Who Live in Concrete Houses – Part 1 | HuffPost
One of the first things we noticed when we moved from the U.S. 12 years ago was the vast difference in construction materials and methods in Latin American countries.
- Concrete Homes – Design Ideas, Energy Benefits of a Concrete House …
Concrete homes are known for their durability and cost-saving features. With ICF construction, homeowners are finding that they can design a concrete home to look just like a wood-frame house, but they garner many other added benefits by…
- Reinforced concrete – Wikipedia
Reinforced concrete (RC) is a composite material in which concrete’s relatively low tensile strength and ductility are counteracted by the inclusion of reinforcement having higher tensile strength or ductility.
- History of Reinforced Concrete and Structural Design | Engineer’s …
The average person thinks that concrete has been in common use for many centuries, but such is not the case. Although the Romans made cement – called Pozzolana – before Christ by mixing slaked lime with a volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius and used it to make concrete for building, the art was lost during the Dark Ages 5th century -15th century A.D. and was not revived until eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (A. D.).
- Use of reinforced concrete as building material for homes – Home …
They are building a new community there and one of the highlights was the extensive use of reinforced concrete for building homes. I found this amusing because this was being shown as a big thing. Where I live (Puerto Rico) concrete (or cinder block) homes have been the norm for at least 50 years.