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THIS subject is of particular importance in these times of shortage of bricks and skilled labour, since concrete block building provides a simple means of obtaining a really satisfactory substitute for the older methods, and offers a solution to the present difficulties. Major W.H. Smith
SINCE the year 1920 the Compagnie de la Fonte electrique, 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. J. Bertet