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Concrete, from archeology to invention 1700-1769

The Renaissance of Pozzolana and Roman Construction Techniques


404 pages | 6 1/4 x 6 1/4


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Table of Contents

1. Fantastic archaeology and artificial stones / 2. Pozzolana, trass and lime for hydraulic construction Exportation of pozzolana from Civitavecchia – The first non-Italian pozzolanas and the discoveries of Labat / 3. Major hydraulic works of the 1730s and 1740s / 4. Apologia of Roman construction, from Soufflot to Piranesi to Winckelmann Research on pozzolana in Italy, from Nollet to Soufflot – Studies of Guettard on the pozzolana of Auvergne / 5. Caissons and hydraulic mortars in the 1750s Foundations without pozzolana: evolution of the caisson, from Perronet to Tardif / 6. Pozzolanas and new cement compounds, from Cronstedt to Loriot The nature of pozzolana according to Cronstedt / 7. Cement works in ports The success of caissons in the technical literature

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