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François Hennebique

Biographical Information

Name: François Hennebique
Born on 26 April 1842 in , Pas-de-Calais (62), Hauts-de-France, France, Europe
Deceased in March 1921 in , Ile-de-France, France, Europe
Education:

Apprenticeship as macon in Arras (France), independent at age of 25

1865

Directs reconstruction of St-Martin's church in Courtrai

1867 - 1887

Works in Brussels

1879

First use of reinforced concrete

1886

Suggests that tensile forces should be carried by the reinforcing iron only

1892

Patent on reinforced concrete in Brussels

1894

First reinforced concrete bridge in Wiggen (Switzerland)

1896

Publishes the journal "Béton armé" (Reinforced concrete)

1899

Proposal for Assuan Dam

1903

Patent of 1892 declared invalid, priority is given to Joseph Monier's patent of 1878

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  • Date created
    02/01/1999
  • Last Update
    22/07/2014