China deployed 6,6 metric gigatons of concrete between 2011 and 2013, more than the USA used throughout the entire 20th century.

Some 2.000 years ago, the Romans developed “opus caementicium,” employing it for numerous construction works. An impressive example is the Pantheon in Rome built 100 – 125 years AD.

27 million cubic meters, roughly the volume of 10 pyramids of Giza, were used to construct the Three Gorges Dam in China.

At 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world – almost nine times as high as the Statue of Liberty. It took some 330,000 cubic meters of concrete to build. Some of the concrete piers extend down to 70 meters below sea level.

In 1848 the

Frenchman Joseph Monier invented the principle of reinforced concrete. The composite of concrete and metal has become one of the most important modern construction methods.

China deployed 6,6 metric gigatons of concrete between 2011 and 2013, more than the USA used throughout the entire 20th century.

Some 2.000 years ago, the Romans developed “opus caementicium,” employing it for numerous construction works. An impressive example is the Pantheon in Rome built 100 – 125 years AD.

In 1848 , the Frenchman Joseph Monier invented the principle of reinforced concrete. The composite of concrete and metal has become one of the most important modern construction methods.

27 million cubic meters, roughly the volume of 10 pyramids of Giza, were used to construct the Three Gorges Dam in China.

At 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world – almost nine times as high as the Statue of Liberty. It took some 330,000 cubic meters of concrete to build. Some of the concrete piers extend down to 70 meters below sea level.