Graphical Construction Glossary >> Concrete and Concreting. >> Roman Concrete
We are forever indebted to the Romans for their discovery of concrete as a new and revolutionary building material. The use of their techniques lead them to be able to construct buildings like the Pantheon that set a standard in size and design that has taken many hundreds of years equal.
The Roman use of concrete or as they called it Opus Caementicium, allowed them to build roads, bridges and viaducts that allowed their civilisation to expand to the corners of the known world.
So when you are tempted to add a bit of extra water to a mix to make it easy to work, think about those early masters of construction, the Romans and the Opus Caementicium that they discovered.
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