Joseph Monier (November 8, 1823, Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, France—March 13, 1906, Paris) was a French gardener. He was one of the inventors of reinforced concrete.
Monier did experiments with iron-wire reinforcement for his cement and concrete tubs and basins. He made the idea in 1867 and put his invention on exhibition the same year at the Paris Exposition.
- ↑ "Joseph Monier (French inventor) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia". britannica.com. 2012 [last update]. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/389450/Joseph-Monier. Retrieved 23 May 2012.