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Monday 2 February 2009

Roy Rowe: structural engineer

One of the world's leading experts on concrete structures has died.

Roy Edward Rowe was responsible for helping to develop the engineering expertise that made it possible to build lightweight concrete bridges and elevated roadways that revolutionised Britain’s highways from the late 1950s.
One of his projects was the Aswan Dam. BWTAS have no evidence yet Mr Rowe worked on specific water towers but he literally wrote the books on building bridges and water tanks with reinforced concrete so some credit must go to him for a signficant influence on water towers. Times Obituary
No offence meant but he was also a dead ringer for Alec Guinness no?

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