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Author
Gibson, John; Dawson, Tony
Title
Edward Giles Stone - a legacy in reinforced concrete
In
16th Engineering Heritage Australia Conference: Conserving Our Heritage - Make a Difference!
Imprint
Engineers Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2011, pp. 105-118
ISBN/ISSN
9780858258877
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=895663590368641;res=IELENG
Abstract

Edward Giles Stone worked in concrete design and construction at NSW Public Works and the Sydney Harbour Trust between 1892 and 1905. In 1906 he entered private practice and gained rights to the Considere system of reinforcing concrete. After focusing on concrete silos and pre-fabricated panels, Stone formed a partnership with Ernest J. Siddeley and they competed with John Monash's Monier Companies. Stone and Siddeley undertook a variety of exceptional construction projects in NSW, Victoria and South Australia. In 1920 the partnership dissolved. Stone moved to Tasmania where he worked on the Miena Dam No. 2, and other large projects. In 1925 Stone turned from construction to manufacture. He set up the Tasmanian Cement Co. with the goal of producing cement for the Sydney Harbour Bridge, using an innovative process. His ideas were unsuccessful. He moved to Port Kembla to start afresh, and later to Narrabeen, but in each case under difficult circumstances. Stone died in 1947 and Australia's most creative engineer was almost entirely forgotten. However, he left an important legacy of reinforced concrete structures, some now heritage listed. Some remnants of his work are soon to be incorporated into a public walk at Narrabeen

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