Sir Allan Harris' career in Engineering began in the 1930s. After serving in the Royal Engineers during the war he went to work for Eugene Freysinnet, the pioneer of pre-stressed concrete, in France. Returning to England as head of the Pre-stressed Concrete Company, he then formed his own practice, later to become Harris & Sutherland in the 1950s.
An acknowledged master of pre-stressed concrete, his work includes bridges, transport structures, system schools and even nuclear pressure vessels. As Professor of Civil & Structural Engineering at Imperial College, his research pushed forward the boundaries of pre-stressing in structural, mechanical and hydraulic engineering.
In this video he is in conversation with Mark Whitby of Whitby and Bird
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