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Title: Comparative Cost of Reinforced Concrete Buildings
Author(s): Emile G. Perrot, M. Am. Soc. C. E.
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 74-82
Abstract:The use of plain concrete for footings, foundations and as a substitute for massive masonry wall construction, has come to be generally accepted by the building world of to-day. Even the most skeptical as to its use for columns and beams, do not hesitate to use concrete in the above manner. As the constitutional infirmities of plain concrete became more evident and its use consequently restricted, means for overcoming these weaknesses by reinforcing the material with iron or steel rods at once opened up the field of application of concrete, so that to-day entire structures from footing to top of cornice or parapet are constructed solely of this material.
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