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Title: The Possibilites and Limitations of Present and Future Markets for Concrete Building Units

Author(s): W.D.M. Allan

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 18

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 155-161

Keywords: none

DOI: 10.14359/15680

Date: 2/1/1922

The United States, on average, produces about seventy billion dollars worth of commodities of all kinds annually. Neglecting the deep inroads made into the natural stone industry in many sections by concrete dimension stone and further neglecting the hundreds of millions of concrete brick which are more than competing with clay both in the face and common brick field, and still further neglecting the rapid and satisfactory increase in the concrete lightweight building tile business and considering only 8x8x16 in. concrete block which is by no means the most economical and satisfactory precast concrete unit, we find that out of every $2000 worth of commodities produced one dollar is represented by concrete block.