The very first cast iron mailboxes were used in Russia in the 19th century. The National Bureau of Standards and the Pipe Research Association (presently called Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association, DIPRA) has examined underground corrosion of cast iron pipes for several years. Twentieth-Century Building Materials History and Conservation.
Building Materials Technology: Structural Performance and Environmental Impact. Reinforced concrete constructions at the beginning of the 20th century: Historical review and structural assessment. Jonge, Wessel de, Arjan Doolaar, and International Working-Party for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement.
Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation History, Theory and Criticism 4 (2): xii, 1-11. In Protection of Historical Buildings: PROHITECH 09: Proceedings of the International Conference on Protection of Historical Buildings, PROHITECH 09, Rome, Italy, 21-24 June 2009, edited by Federico M. Mazzolani, 3-6.
Building Maintenance and Preservation: A Guide for Design and Management. Modernism at Mid-Century: The Architecture of the United States Air Force Academy. In I mosaici: Cultura, tecnologia, conservazione: Atti del convegno di studi, Bressanone, 2-5 luglio 2002, edited by Guido Biscontin and Guido Driussi, 399-408.
Modern Mosaic and Terrazzo Floors; a Handbook on the Improved Method of Laying Terrazzo Floors with Metal Dividers, Precast Terrazzo Base, Treads, Etc., Marble Mosaic Floors; Full Size Color Samples and Floor Designs. In 1872, Nelson H Bundy came up with the “Bundy Loop”, a popular cast iron radiator design that is still reflected in products we see today.