Construction Revolution—Arches and Concrete
Lecture no. 6 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology
Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Learn how the physics of the arch solves the problem of the tensile weakness of stone. Then see how standard bricks and concrete greatly simplify and reduce the cost of monumental building. These technologies were the key to Rome’s construction revolution.