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Buildings of Earth & Straw

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Publisher Comments:

Straw bale and rammed earth construction are enjoying a fantastic growth spurt in the United States and abroad. When interest turns to action, however, builders can encounter resistance from mainstream construction and lending communities unfamiliar with these materials. Buildings of Earth and Straw is written by structural engineer Bruce King, and provides technical data from an engineer's perspective. Information includes: special construction requirements of earth and straw; design capabilities and limitations of these materials; and most importantly, the documentation of testing that building officials often require.

Synopsis:

Straw bale and rammed earth construction techniques are enjoying a fantastic growth in interest in the United States and worldwide. When the interest converts to action, however, builders and homeowners can encounter resistance from mainstream construction and lending communities unfamiliar with these techniques and materials. This book provides all necessary structural considerations and test results pertaining to codes for these building techniques.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-155) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part One: Basics
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Glossary
Structures and Forces
Part Two: Earth
The Material
Analysis
Design and Construction Considerations
Sample Calculations
Part Three: Straw
The Material
Analysis
Design and Construction Considerations
Sample Calculations
Appendix S-1: Straw Panels
Appendix S-2: California Straw Bale Code
References
Seismic Zone Map of the United States
Unit Conversion Tables
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780964471818
Editor:
Edminster, Ann
Other:
Edminster, Ann
Author:
King, Bruce
Publisher:
Ecological Design Press
Location:
Sausalito, Calif. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Structural engineering
Subject:
Designs and plans
Subject:
Architecture - Specific Styles
Subject:
Earth houses
Subject:
Pisâe.
Subject:
Straw bale houses.
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 54
Publication Date:
19970113
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
169
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 6 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Straw bale and rammed earth construction techniques are enjoying a fantastic growth in interest in the United States and worldwide. When the interest converts to action, however, builders and homeowners can encounter resistance from mainstream construction and lending communities unfamiliar with these techniques and materials. This book provides all necessary structural considerations and test results pertaining to codes for these building techniques.
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