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Using carbon-cured concrete block

By 37 BC, ancient Romans were already constructing with concrete that could set under water—today, material researchers believe it had properties superior to modern portland cement concretes. Roman formulations for cement and concrete production were used for nearly 2000 years before bricklayer Joseph Aspdin of Leeds, England, named and patented modern portland cement in 1824. Although modern production of cement is far more advanced, Aspin laid the foundation for the methods used today.

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