Concrete
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All about Concrete

The story of concrete is closely tied to that of cement, one of its key constituents. In this section, find out about its history and how we make it.

History

Cement was used in ancient Rome but it was only in the 19th century that the ideal composition was studied. Once it had been identified, the practice of molding "cement concrete" quickly spread. Learn more about its history.

Manufacturing process

Water plus cement plus aggregates. The formula seems simple, but the reality of concrete manufacturing is far more complex. The development of formulas for concrete requires very advanced scientific skills.

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