Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, has released a new video looking back at Chicago’s construction development in the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the use of non-combustible materials in the city ever since. Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, has released a new video looking back at Chicago’s construction development in the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the use of non-combustible materials in the city ever since. Concrete does not burn or melt, and will retain its structural stability even at the highest temperatures. Following the devastation of their city, Chicago’s design, build and code communities worked together to ensure such a catastrophe would never happen again.
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