Prestressed Concrete—The Innovator’s Industry

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Title: Prestressed Concrete—The Innovator’s Industry

Author(s): H.R. “Trey” Hamilton and Charles W. Dolan

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 38

Issue: 10

Appears on pages(s): 28-33

Keywords: bridge, girder, construction, building

Date: 10/1/2016

Abstract:
The prestressed concrete industry is based on the ingenuity of the people behind the products and the innovation that goes into advancing these products. The authors focus on the pioneers of prestressed concrete, including Gustave Magnel, Charles Zollman, Arthur R. Anderson, T.Y. Lin, and William Dean; the initial prestressed concrete bridges in the United States; and material innovations and building systems. They also speculate on the future of the prestressed concrete industry.