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Concrete Construction

Opinions about concrete are divided. Engineers appreciate it for its structural properties, architects for its surface qualities; but it is difficult to convey any sense of poetry in an unclad concrete facade to the general public.

Concrete does not automatically have to be identified with massive forms of construction, however. In the pioneering age of this material, it was used to build slender trusses, shell structures and even ships – structures which can now be created properly only with the aid of new aggregates and fibre reinforcement. 
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DETAIL 4/2003

Concrete Construction

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