Down with your Isle of Portland


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Title: Down with your Isle of Portland

Author(s): Peter Smith

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 72

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 679-684

Keywords: architecture; concrete construction; esthetics; structural design; concrete technology; urban planning.

Date: 12/1/1975

This fourth ACI Raymond E. Davis Lecture suggests some consideration be given by concrete technologists to the total impact of their technology. It is pointed out that concrete is a visible part of the urban sprawl and is already lending its name to some of the problems of progress. Better concrete, better planning, and broader concern are suggested, i.e., a better melding of improved concrete design and construction technology, with a deeper under-standing of what people expect and need of the end prod-uct.