Reinforced concrete - its history in South Africa


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The first attempt at disemminating information on 'ferro-concrete' in South Africa was a paper by H Kestner presented to the South Africa Association for the Advancement of Science in 1906 title ' Theoretical investigations regarding ferro-concrete'.

.JS DONALDSON designed the first concrete building in Johannesburg, for Messrs Lensfeldt & Co, Lensfeldt Building, according to information in of May 13, 1937 recorded by his widow Lillian Donaldson in his RIBA Biographical file in London, titled 'A Rand Pioneer'.