“Bricolage de pointe : constructions expérimentales dans un contexte étranger pendant la Grande Guerre.” In Construire ! Entre antiquité et époque moderne, edited by Gilles Bienvenu, Martial Monteil, and Hélène Rousteau-Chambon, 973-83. Paris: Éditions Picard, 2019.

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Construction technologies progressed by leaps and bounds during World War I. As builders struggled to complete edifices despite wartime shortages, they perfected novel materials and building methods like reinforced concrete and high-alumina cement. Unexpected international encounters and experiments on the front lines fueled this progress. When the war ended, its cutting-edge building technologies became a permanent part of the regular, civilian construction industry.





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