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Title: It Can Be Done

Author(s): Rex C. Donahey and W. Agata Pyc

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 42

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 39-44

Keywords: concrete, house, construction, air

Date: 6/1/2020

Between 1910 and 1920, Van Guilder hollow-wall machines were used to construct concrete houses, cold storage buildings, silos, and other structures across the United States. Some of the houses remain in use and serve as reminders that concrete structures are indeed feasible, viable, and resilient. The article discusses the history and details of the machines and provides examples of concrete structures built using this technology.


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