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Kandos Museum Masterplan

Concrete defines us. Whilst we have been busy using concrete to build our roads, runways and docks, our dams, aqueducts and pipes, our grain and food stores, our defences in times of war and peril and our homes and public buildings, concrete has been busy making us.
It has shaped our culture, changed our fortunes, played key roles in politics, architecture, art, literature, labour relationships, cinema, worship, and the environment and sustainability.
As we approach the bicentenary of Aspdin’s 1824 invention of Portland Cement, the key ingredient of modern-day concrete, we reflect on how this material enabled most the of the 20th century and continues to shape our lives in this century. With annual production of over twenty billion tons, more than 2 ½ tons per person globally, concrete is the most prolific of
materials far exceeding all other materials and only surpassed in volume by municipal water. Both loved and loathed, this most ubiquitous of materials has made us what we are and will play a key role in what we are yet to become.