Revealing the Secrets of the Ancient Romans concrete

Revealing the Ancient Romans Secrets Of Concrete

August 11th, 2017 Posted by Environmental News No Comment yet

A number of months ago, the History of Concrete provided an overview of how something so inherently simple played a crucial role in the development of our modern world.

Most people know that the ancient Romans mastered the use of this material as evidenced by the fact that many of their creations withstood millennia whereas modern equivalents often struggle to exceed a century.

Thanks to the efforts of researchers at the University of Utah, the secret behind Roman concrete’s incredible durability can be attributed to small internal crystals that formed when the volcanic ash and quicklime it’s composed of encounters seawater. The ensuing reaction creates an incredibly strong variant which is all but impervious to cracking or weathering. In a nod to learning from the past, architects and engineers are taking note since perfecting the Roman’s ancient recipe could alleviate many of the infrastructure worries plaguing areas around the globe.

The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) proudly supports environmentally-responsible construction projects throughout Los Angeles that not only have a positive impact on the local community, but support LA’s working families as well.

CREED LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans. To learn more about how our non-profit organization supports those building a better, greener world for us all, contact CREED LA at (877) 810-7473.

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