Title: Evolution of Reinforcement for Concrete
Author(s): Harry F. Porter
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 127-138
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.