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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: Cement Block Architecture
Author(s): Louis H. Gibson
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 146-158
Abstract:I could never have hesitated long in accepting the cement block idea. I have hesitated long, however, in agreeing to accept cement blocks as a present manufactured. I have recognized the inherent merits of concrete construction, and from the beginning have felt that making concrete in block form was a worthy building and commerical enterprise; but as one interested in architectural work, the actual results of concrete manufacture have been such that, until recently I have felt that I could not afford to encourage and foster this industry. I am doing it now in this way, not because of any decided encouragement through specific results, but on account of what I recognize as a possibility. I know that a worthy cement block can be made commercially. My conviction rests upon the well-known and well-recognized merits of concrete as a building material, and because it is desirable to fabricate it into block form.
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