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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Evolution of Reinforcement for Concrete
Author(s): Harry F. Porter
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 127-138
Abstract:There are always three stages in the development of an industry. First, the pioneer stage-this is characterized by uncertainity, speculation and experimentation. . .Then comes the second stage in the development-the awakening! The demonstration has been made, and lo! In a night, almost, the intelligence sweeps like wild-fire over a country, leaving in its wake a wild, blind fervor of enthusiasm. . .We come now to the third and final stage, in the evolution towards the ideal-when out of the medley of experience, experimentation, and analysis, there emerges saner, safer, and sounder modi operandi, like order out of chaos.
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