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Portland Cement and Concrete: the early days 1850 - 1920

  • Date(s)
    Monday, 9th March 2015
  • Time(s)
    From 7:30 PM
  • Venue
    22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

About the event

In the Victorian era civil engineers were undertaking major engineering projects in fields such as waste water, water, ports, and bridges. A cement was needed with hydraulic properties that would function in wet conditions and so they turned to Portland Cement from which they quickly developed concrete. This material gained popularity with the engineers, builders and even plasterers of the day.

With a focus on Ireland, Con Kehely will describe the early days of cement and concrete, what drove its development and outline some of the uses it was put to such as Dublin Port, O’Connell Bridge and Arklow Town Hall.

This event is jointly hosted with the Structures and Construction division.

About the speaker

Con Kehely, Chartered Engineer
Con is a Senior Executive Engineer with Dublin City Council currently working on the LUAS Cross City Project and holds a Masters in Urban and Building Conservation. He currently serves as secretary to the Heritage society of Engineers Ireland.


Free - all welcome!

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