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Biographical entry Stone, Edward Giles (1874 - 1947)

Born
17 February 1874
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
16 October 1947
Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Civil engineer

Summary

Edward Giles Stone MIEAust MInstCE, was an early, innovative pioneer in reinforced concrete design and construction in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia, and was a partner in the firm Stone and Siddely, of Sydney. Through his significant use of the Considère system and in wrapping of the reinforcement with heavy helical ligatures; his use of pre-cast tilt slabs, panels, pipes and other pre-cast elements build under his own patented pneumatic systems; and the construction of large concrete silos. However, the spectacular large spans and daring designs of the Dennys Lascelles Austin wool store at Geelong, the Barwon Sewer Aqueduct over the Barwon River, Geelong, and the Launceston Railway Workshops, are his most significant works. He also pioneered reinforced concrete pontoons and ships, and constructed for the Sydney Harbour Trust, what is believed to have been the largest floating pontoons in the world at the time.

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1886 - 1892
Education - Sydney High School, New South Wales
1892
Education - Passed Public Service Examination, New South Wales
1892
Education - Matriculated, University of Sydney
1892 - 1894
Career position - Cadetship, Public Works Department, New South Wales, under Percy Allan MInstCE
1894 - 1896
Career position - Engineering Draftsman, Public Works Department, New South Wales, under R. R. P. Hickson ISO MInstCE
1896 - 1899
Career position - Engineering Draftsman, Bridges Branch, Public Works Department, New South Wales, under R. R. P. Hickson ISO MInstCE
1899 - 1902
Career position - Engineering Draftsman, Water and Sewerage Branch, Public Works Department, New South Wales, under Joseph Davis MInstCE
1902 - 1909
Career position - Chief Draftsman, Sydney Harbour Trust, New South Wales, under Henry Deane Walsh MInstCE
1909 - 1917
Career position - Private practice as specialist in Reinforced Concrete works
1920
Career event - Member (MIEAust), Institution of Engineers Australia
6 February 1923
Career event - Member (MInstCE), Institution of Civil Engineers, London

Published resources

Books

  • Cumming, D. A.; Moxham, G. C., They built South Australia : engineers, technicians, manufacturers, contractors and their work (Adelaide: D.A. Cumming and G.C Moxham, 1986), 241 pp. p.182. Details

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Ken McInnes