Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Rammed Earth and Straw-Bale Architecture

By: King, Bruce

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Book Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 169 pages with illustrations throughout, architectural drawings, how-to figures. Sections include: Physical forces on structures, Foundations, gravity loads, Lateral loads, Earthquake, Earth, strawbale, construciton, fasteners, compressive strength, moisture exposure, solil, Bales, staw, Bale variables, plaster, shear, etc.


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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.

Title: Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Rammed Earth and Straw-Bale Architecture

Author: King, Bruce

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: Ecological Design Press: 1996

ISBN Number: 0964471817

ISBN Number 13: 9780964471818

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Architecture

Seller ID: 149030

Keywords: Physical forces on structures, Foundations, gravity loads, Lateral loads, Earthquake, Earth, strawbale, construciton, fasteners, compressive strength, moisture exposure, solil, Bales, staw, Bale variables, plaster, shear, ,