For thousands of years,
people have built civilizations with concrete made from readily available local
materials. Just mix and heat, add some sand, stone and water and put it where
you want it. Of course, give it time to harden — that is, after you have left
your hand print or initials.
So it’s no surprise that
concrete is the world’s most widely used building material. Twice as much
concrete has been used to build Pittsburgh — and everything else in the
world — than wood and steel combined. So says concrete expert Julie Marie
Vandenbossche, a University of Pittsburgh civil engineer.
Read David Templeton's full article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/24/2017
Contact: Paul Kovach