Buildings of Earth and Straw

Buildings of Earth and Straw

Structural Design for Rammed Earth and Straw-bale Architecture

Book - 1996
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Chelsea Green Publishing

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.

Publisher: Sausalito, Calif. : Ecological Design Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780964471818
Characteristics: xix, 169 p. : ill ; 23 cm


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