Chapter 5. Concrete and Reinforced Concrete

  1. Michael Forsyth
  1. Michael Bussell

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697696.ch5

Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation

Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation

How to Cite

Bussell, M. (2008) Concrete and Reinforced Concrete, in Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation (ed M. Forsyth), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697696.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405111706

Online ISBN: 9780470697696

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Keywords:

  • reinforced concrete;
  • concrete construction;
  • building stone;
  • volcanic ash;
  • hemispherical dome

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic properties of concrete

  • Earliest use of concrete

  • Eighteenth-century development of lime-based mortars and Roman cement

  • Early Portland cement

  • The beginnings of reinforced concrete

  • Cover and the durability of reinforcement

  • Reinforcement

  • Prestressing

  • Corrosion-resistant reinforcement

  • Formwork

  • Placing of reinforcement and concrete, and curing

  • Concrete finishes

  • Precast concrete

  • Concrete blocks

  • Further reading

  • Endnotes