Through the teaching of engineering, the introduction of new materials into civil construction gained a privileged mean of circulating knowledge and stimulating the new construction experiences that shaped a technical intelligence within the scope of which there stood out the professor of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, including Francisco Xavier Esteves, Francisco Correia de Araújo and Antão Almeida Garrett. This chapter’s objective is to analyse the introduction of reinforcing cement and its interconnections with the study plans for engineering teaching at the University of Porto in the 1920s and 1930s, which were first structured around the Technical Faculty that later became the Engineering Faculty of Porto University. We correspondingly opted to identify some of the specific experiences and theoretical reflections around the application of this new construction material and highlighting the role of Antão Almeida Garrett and his purposes for advancing with the utilisation of reinforced cement in civil construction, especially in industrial buildings in Porto.
|Title of host publication||Intelligence, Creativity and Fantasy:|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 5th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2019), October 7-9, 2019, Paris, France|
|Editors||Maria Rosário Monteiro, Mário Ming Kong, Maria João Neto|
|Place of Publication||Paris|
|Publisher||CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||5th International Multidisciplinary Congress PHI 2019: “Intelligence, Creativity and Fantasy". - Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France|
Duration: 7 Oct 2019 → 9 Oct 2019
|Conference||5th International Multidisciplinary Congress PHI 2019: “Intelligence, Creativity and Fantasy".|
|Period||7/10/19 → 9/10/19|
- construction methods
- reinforced concrete
Sampaio, M. D. L. B. (2019). The introduction of new construction materials and the teaching of engineering based on technical intelligence: The role of Antão Almeida Garrett. In M. R. Monteiro, M. Ming Kong, & M. J. Neto (Eds.), Intelligence, Creativity and Fantasy: : Proceedings of the 5th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2019), October 7-9, 2019, Paris, France (Vol. 1, pp. 521-527). (PHI). Paris: CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group.