Автор:Amy E. Slaton
Название: Reinforced Concrete and the Modernization of American Building, 1900-1930
Издательство: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Размер: 12,8 mb
Examining the proliferation of reinforced-concrete construction in the United States after 1900, historian Amy E. Slaton considers how scientific approaches and occupations displaced traditionally skilled labor. The technology of concrete buildings -- little studied by historians of engineering, architecture, or industry -- offers a remarkable case study in the modernization of American production.
The use of concrete brought to construction the new procedures and priorities of mass production. These included a comprehensive application of science to commercial enterprise and vast redistributions of skills, opportunities, credit, and risk in the workplace. Reinforced concrete also changed the American landscape as building buyers embraced the architectural uniformity and simplicity to which the technology was best suited.