Concrete and heritage

Abstract : As written by Cyrille Simonnet, concrete, while being a material, is first and foremost a matter. Concrete is multiple, which is an asset, or, shall we say, a plural asset, but this also makes it difficult to understand it. Its modern history, from the beginning of the 19th century, is even more complex and is made up of scientific, industrial, entrepreneurial and architectural components that profoundly affected the technical and moral framework of the world of building. Various types of structures, concretes, cements, know-how, and all of this evolving over time, represents great diversity and a great architectural heritage that is particularly difficult to inventory or classify, its influences and origins being so diverse. Modern cement, that of Louis Vicat, results from will to control the setting of hydraulic limes, so as to improve building processes. This is not a revolution yet The reinforced concrete provided resistance and compactness to a new material, doubly effective at the mechanical and production levels (Simonnet). The history of concrete architecture and construction is built through the use of many stages : - Plasters and light cement concretes. They replace lime and clad ornaments. Their use is decorative. - Artificial concrete stones, which replace cut stone. Their use is architectonic. - Reinforced concretes, which result from an optimal combination of cement concretes and metal reinforcing elements, generating a new art of building. - And fibre-reinforced concretes, open the way for a new architecture.
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Communication dans un congrès
The Future of Cement, Jun 2017, Paris, France. 2017
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Cédric Avenier. Concrete and heritage. The Future of Cement, Jun 2017, Paris, France. 2017. 〈hal-01593283〉



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