FIFTY YEARS OF ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION

The development of aluminum applications in construction equipment since 1925 is reviewed. Preferred alloys products, and methods of joining are examined as related to engines vehicle bodies, cranes, scaffolding, formwork, structures, architecture, tools, and equipment. During the 50-yr life of the Construction Division of ASCE, aluminum has grown from specialized application to become an accepted structural metal of general utility. The light weight and corrosion resistance, coupled with the versatility of the extrustion process, has given it an important place that can only continue to expand in the next half-century. /ASCE/

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  • Accession Number: 00126135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11591 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM