Concrete Through The Ages

Dan Hildebrand, founder of HDomes Consultation & Construction recently visited the town of Mérida in Spain.  The town was founded in 25 BC, with the name of Emerita Augusta (meaning the veterans – discharged soldiers – of the army of Augustus, who founded the city; the name Mérida is an evolution of this) by order of Emperor Augustus, to protect a pass and a bridge over the Guadiana river  Mérida is probably the best preserved of all the Roman towns in Spain and use of concrete as one of the main building components is still visible everywhere.  An amphitheater - where gladiators fought, a theater - where plays were performed and the Circus Maximus - where chariot races were held, and a huge viaduct that supplied the town with water are all still visible.