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By Amy E. Slaton

Examining the proliferation of reinforced-concrete development within the usa after 1900, historian Amy E. Slaton considers how clinical methods and occupations displaced often expert exertions. The expertise of concrete buildings—little studied by means of historians of engineering, structure, or industry—offers a notable case learn within the modernization of yankee production.

The use of concrete dropped at building the hot tactics and priorities of mass construction. those incorporated a finished program of technological know-how to business and big redistributions of abilities, possibilities, credits, and possibility within the place of work. bolstered concrete additionally replaced the yank panorama as construction dealers embraced the architectural uniformity and straightforwardness to which the expertise used to be most fitted.

Based on a wealth of knowledge that comes with collage curricula, laboratory and corporate files, organizational court cases, blueprints, and promotional fabrics in addition to a wealthy physique of actual proof resembling instruments, tools, development fabrics, and surviving reinforced-concrete constructions, this e-book assessments the thesis that smooth mass creation within the usa happened now not easily in solution to brands' look for earnings, yet due to a posh of occupational and cultural agendas.

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