The introduction of new construction materials and the teaching of engineering based on technical intelligence: The role of Antão Almeida Garrett

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligence, Creativity and Fantasy:
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2019), October 7-9, 2019, Paris, France
EditorsMaria Rosário Monteiro, Mário Ming Kong, Maria João Neto
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherCRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group
Pages521-527
Number of pages7
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9780367277192
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event5th International Multidisciplinary Congress PHI 2019: “Intelligence, Creativity and Fantasy". - Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France
Duration: 7 Oct 20199 Oct 2019
http://phi.fa.ulisboa.pt/phi2019/index.php/en/

Publication series

NamePHI
PublisherCRC Press

Conference

Conference5th International Multidisciplinary Congress PHI 2019: “Intelligence, Creativity and Fantasy".
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period7/10/199/10/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • engineering
  • intelligence
  • construction methods
  • reinforced concrete
  • affordable

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    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.