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robert maillart

Like his teacher Ritter, Robert Maillart (1872-1940) studied at the Eidgenssische Technische Hochschule (Federal Institute of Technology), graduating with an engineering diploma in 1894. He would go on to become the leading early twentieth-century engineer in reinforced concrete. He was the first to develop concrete structures that satisfied the goals of good structural art: efficiency (safe performance with minimum materials), economy (accountable to the public welfare and or to private industry with competitive costs), and elegance in design.

this looks like Dan!

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