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Title: Proposed Method for the Reinforcement of Concrete Compression Members
Author(s): Robert A. Cummings
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 107-112
Abstract:It is not difficult in these days to understand how the successful use of plain concrete en masse has been followed by the development of its structural properties in arcticulated structures. In the early stages of the industry there was a vague idea that the mere embedment of metal was of advantage. T he writer remembers over 30 years ago watching granolithic sidewalks being laid, in which plain square iron rods were embedded below the surface of the sidewalk and near the edges of the block. In reply to his query-Why were the rods embedded? It was said "to be good for the concrete." By a great many practical workers much the same general answer would be given to-day. Indeed, it may be said that the progress in reinforced concrete has been subordinated to the commercial promotion of the metal reinforcement.
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