Author: Smith, W H
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Smith, W H
SINCE the year 1920 the Compagnie de la Fonte électrique, at Bex, has been manufacturing an aluminous cement, which it has placed on the market under the name of Electro-Cement. This article, produced in accordance with the formulae of the French chemist Bied, has been subjected in Switzerland to various interesting uses, advantage
being taken of its rapid and high mechanical resistance, with two or three days’ hardening, and its chemical unalterability in the presence of selenitic waters.
Professor A. Paris
IN 1921, on the occasion of crushing tests being carried out with hooped columns made in concrete composed of aluminous cement mmufactured at Bex (Electro-cement), Professor A. Paris, Engineer, drew our attention to the considerable heating disclosed
on lifting out of the mould.
In recent years structural steelwork and reinforced concrete have progressed upon somewhat parallel lines, and comparatively little has been done in combining the two methods of construction. This is probably due to the fact that the two methods of construction have been regarded as competitors, and the specialists in each of the methods have concentrated upon demonstrating the advantages of the one compared with those of the other.
Ewart S. Andrews