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  1. Julius Kahn (March 8, 1874 – November 4, 1942) was an American engineer, industrialist, and manufacturer. He was the inventor of the Kahn system, a reinforced concrete engineering technique for building construction. The Kahn system, which he patented in 1903, was used worldwide for housing, factories, offices and industrial buildings.

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  2. In this photo the construction of the Kahn System floor (invented by Albert Kahns brother Julius) is clearly visible. The hollow terra cotta blocks served no structural purpose, they just filled the space between beams. This made the floor much easier to construct as forms did not have to be built to shape each individual beam.

  3. The “Kahn System” was invented by Julius Kahn, who filed a patent for it on December 11, 1902. Julius was the brother of the more well-known Albert Kahn, a nationally prominent architect based in Detroit who is best known for the factories he designed for automotive companies such as Packard and Ford in the early 20 th century.

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  4. Mar 1, 2022 · Albert Kahn was born in 1869 in Prussia before his family emigrated to Detroit in 1890. Kahn had four brothers and two sisters, including his engineer and inventor brother Julius Kahn, who was born Germany in 1874. And while Albert’s name likely has more name recognition, the accomplishments of both brothers are astounding.

  5. May 1, 1990 · Features. The Kahn Reinforcing Bar. By Concrete Construction Staff. Download the PDF version of this article. (135.38 kB) It is often assumed that Albert Kahn developed the Kahn bar. However, it was actually his brother, Julius, who invented the bar early in the twentieth century.

  6. E. Grand Blvd., Detroit, Michigan, 1903. The Packard Motor Car Company plant was a highly innovative one- and two-story factory complex designed by Albert and Julius Kahn to maximize production efficiency, minimize construction time and cost, and reduce insurance and maintenance expenses. The entire 70,000 square foot factory complex, including ...

  7. July 24, 2021 @ All Day - Author and architectural historian Michael G. Smith discussed how Albert and Julius revolutionized modern day factories. Watch the recording below:

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