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Mouchel founder Louis Gustav Mouchel


Mouchel founder Louis Gustav Mouchel was an early pioneer of reinforced concrete in Britain and used it as a high strength alternative to timber for jetties and marine piles at the turn of the century. He developed large diameter cylindrical concrete piles which could be cast on to the top of thinner driven piles to create stronger structures. He was also one of the first to use reinforced concrete for jetty decks as he did at Southampton in 1898. This allowed dock owners to use heavier lifting equipment on their jetties so they could offload larger cargo ships more quickly.

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