Historical Point of View: Making Composite Members Composite

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Title: Historical Point of View: Making Composite Members Composite

Author(s): Richard W. Furlong

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 26

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 82-87

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Date: 3/1/2004

Abstract:
Commercial production of steel and portland cement concrete in the U.S. began after the Civil War. During the latter part of the 19th century, structural members were composed of steel shapes encased in concrete, long before the concrete industry had terms to differentiate between structural concrete members and composite steel and concrete elements.