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Rammed Earth Construction

Rammed Earth Construction Author Daniela Ciancio
ISBN-10 9781315692944
Release 2015-02-19
Pages 182
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Rammed Earth Construction: Cutting-Edge Research on Traditional and Modern Rammed Earth is a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the First International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction (ICREC2015, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, 10-13 February 2015) by academics, engineers and rammed earth practitioners from around the world. The topics discussed in the book include: • Construction procedures • Durability assessment • Material characterisation • Seismic design • Soil suitability • Structural and thermal performance • Traditional and stabilised rammed earth structures Rammed Earth Construction: Cutting-Edge Research on Traditional and Modern Rammed Earth will be a valuable reference for academics, engineers and practitioners for describing the state-of-the-art in rammed earth research and understanding.



Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings

Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings Author Paul Graham McHenry
ISBN-10 0816511241
Release 1984
Pages 217
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Earth is the oldest and most widely used building material in the world today. It's abundant, inexpensive, and energy-efficient. But if you're building with earth, simplicity of material needn't be an excuse for poor planning. Paul Graham McHenry, author of the best-selling Adobe - Build It Yourself, here provides the most complete, accurate, and factual source of technical information on building with earth. Lavishly illustrated with scores of photographs and drawings, Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings spells out details of: ¥ soil selection ¥ adobe brick manufacturing ¥ adobe brick wall construction ¥ rammed earth wall construction ¥ window and door detailing ¥ earth wall finishes ¥ foundations ¥ floor and roof structures ¥ insulation ¥ mechanical considerations. Whether you're designing a new building or renovating an existing structure, Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings can show you how to achieve better results.



Buildings of Earth and Straw

Buildings of Earth and Straw Author Bruce King
ISBN-10 UOM:39015039914695
Release 1996
Pages 169
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Buildings of Earth and Straw has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Buildings of Earth and Straw also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Buildings of Earth and Straw book for free.



Building with Earth

Building with Earth Author Gernot Minke
ISBN-10 9783034608725
Release 2012-12-21
Pages 208
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For a number of years, the healthy and environment-friendly building material earth, in common use for thousands of years, has been enjoying increasing popularity, including in industrialized nations. In hot dry and temperate climate zones, earth offers numerous advantages over other materials. Its particular texture and composition also holds great aesthetic appeal. The second and revised edition of this handbook offers a practical systematic overview of the many uses of earth and techniques for processing it. Its properties and physical characteristics are described in informed and knowledgeable detail. The author’s presentation reflects the rich and varied experiences gained over thirty years of building earth structures all over the world. Numerous photographs of construction sites and drawings show the concrete execution of earth architecture. Prof. Dr. Gernot Minke is a professor at Universität Kassel, where he leads the Forschungslabor für Experimentelles Bauen. He has long concerned himself with developments in ecological building, and he has dealt with the building material clay in theory and practice since 1977. His book Building with Straw was also published by Birkhäuser.



Rammed earth

Rammed earth Author Peter Walker
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114459071
Release 2005-01-28
Pages 146
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Martin Rauch Refined Earth Construction Design with Rammed Earth

Martin Rauch Refined Earth Construction   Design with Rammed Earth Author Otto Kapfinger
ISBN-10 3955532755
Release 2015
Pages 160
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Martin Rauch Refined Earth Construction Design with Rammed Earth has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Martin Rauch Refined Earth Construction Design with Rammed Earth also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Martin Rauch Refined Earth Construction Design with Rammed Earth book for free.



The Rammed Earth House

The Rammed Earth House Author David Easton
ISBN-10 1933392525
Release 2007-06
Pages 274
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The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how the most dramatic innovations in home design and construction frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials - earth - forward thinking home builders can now create structures that set new standards for beauty, durability, and efficient use of natural resources. Rammed earth construction is a step forward into a sustainable future, when homes will combine pleasing aesthetics and intense practicality with a powerful sense of place. Rammed earth homes are built entirely on-site, using basic elements - earth, water, and a little cement. The solid masonry walls permit design flexibility while providing year-round comfort and minimal use of energy. The builder and resident of a rammed earth house will experience the deep satisfaction of creating permanence in a world dominated by the disposable.



The Rammed Earth House

The Rammed Earth House Author David Easton
ISBN-10 9781933392370
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 264
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"The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how dramatic innovations frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials - the earth - homebuilders can now create structures that set new standards for beauty, durability, and extraordinarily efficient use of natural resources." -back cover.



Innovations in Behavioural Health Architecture

Innovations in Behavioural Health Architecture Author Stephen Verderber
ISBN-10 9781351819862
Release 2018-01-19
Pages 404
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Innovations in Behavioural Health Architecture is the most comprehensive book written on this topic in more than 40 years. It examines the ways in which healthcare architecture can contribute, as a highly valued informational and reference source, to the provision of psychiatric and addictive disorder treatment in communities around the world. It provides an overview of the need for a new generation of progressively planned and designed treatment centres – both inpatient and outpatient care environments – and the advantages, challenges, and opportunities associated with meeting the burgeoning need for treatment settings of this type. Additional chapters address the specifics of geriatric psychiatry and its architectural ramifications in light of the rapid aging of societies globally and provide a comprehensive compendium of planning and design considerations for these places in both inpatient and outpatient care contexts. Finally, the book presents an expansive and fully illustrated set of international case studies that express state-of-the-art advancements in architecture for behavioural healthcare.



Binding Earth and Heaven

Binding Earth and Heaven Author Gary Shepherd
ISBN-10 9780271060422
Release 2012-10-04
Pages 184
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In Binding Earth and Heaven, Gary Shepherd and Gordon Shepherd use early nineteenth-century Mormonism as a case study to examine questions about how new religious movements may, as rare exceptions, survive and even eventually become successful in spite of intense opposition. Initial scorn and contempt for Mormonism—the fledgling creation of the young Joseph Smith—quickly elevated to mob violence as both Smith’s innovative teachings and converted followers proliferated, resulting in the widely held perception that the Mormons constituted a social menace. This book examines how Mormonism attracted and maintained the loyalty of increasing numbers of people despite mounting hostilities and severe hardships. The book focuses on the unique Mormon ritual (and accompanying doctrinal underpinnings) of “patriarchal blessings.” Patriarchal blessings were an innovative adaptation of the Old Testament practice of fathers making quasi-legal pronouncements over the heads of their sons—a way of verbally conferring rights, promises, admonition, and guidance to heirs. Binding Earth and Heaven shows how the organizational complexities of this practice contributed to strengthening and sustaining member faith and fealty, thereby bolstering the continuity and development of Mormonism.



Earth Construction

Earth Construction Author Hugo Houben
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040314208
Release 1994
Pages 362
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A comprehensive and illustrated handbook which will be essential reading for anyone involved in construction. Earth is extremely versatile and cheap but users must have a proper knowledge of its real potential in order to use it to its best effect. There are virtually no limitations on the use of the material, if users are aware of how to profit from the wide range of its qualities and ameliorate its defects. This book is intended to serve as a practical manual and teaching handbook. It is aimed as all persons involved in earth construction projects: decision makers and planners, building inspectors, architects and engineers, technicians of all levels, building promoters, bricklayers, and sub-contractors.



Essential Rammed Earth Construction

Essential Rammed Earth Construction Author Tim Krahn
ISBN-10 0865718571
Release 2018-11-27
Pages 144
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Essential Rammed Earth Construction covers design, building science, tools, and step-by-step building methods for building with rammed earth - sand, gravel, and clay or lime/cement binder packed into forms - in any climate with an emphasis on cold climates.



Earth Building

Earth Building Author Laurence Keefe
ISBN-10 9781134350186
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 208
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Buildings with load-bearing earth walls were once widespread throughout Britain and many thousands still survive, including some dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Earth is the ultimate form of ‘green’ building construction, creating no environmental pollutions and consuming virtually no energy. Subsoil can be dug from or near the site to construct buildings that will meet modern needs and conform to the latest building regulations. This book describes all aspects of earth building, explaining how earth performs as a building material and providing guidance on how best to repair and conserve existing earth buildings.



Building with Earth

Building with Earth Author John Norton
ISBN-10 UVA:X004107243
Release 1997
Pages 78
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This handbook provides practical help in choosing whether to, and how to build with earth, from soil selection to construction and maintenance. Earth can achieve very high quality and durability as a building material. It is also frequently used by people with few other resources for building. In many countries earth is associated with poverty, and is not thought of as a high quality and durable material. Much effort in recent decades has gone into giving earth building the technical and social credibility that it deserves. Today earth building successfully meets both modern and traditional building needs. It has also retained its advantage of responding to the requirements of both the rich and the poor. The techniques described in the revised and updated second edition of this book have a focus on maintaining this balance, and on achieving good quality results with accessible methods.



Materials for Sustainable Sites

Materials for Sustainable Sites Author Meg Calkins
ISBN-10 9780470418925
Release 2008-09-22
Pages 464
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This complete guide to the evaluation, selection, and use of sustainable materials in the landscape features strategies to minimize environmental and human health impacts of conventional site construction materials as well as green materials. Providing detailed current information on construction materials for sustainable sites, the book introduces tools, techniques, ideologies and resources for evaluating, sourcing, and specifying sustainable site materials. Chapters cover types of materials, both conventional and emerging green materials, environmental and human health impacts of the material, and detailed strategies to minimize these impacts. Case studies share cost and performance information and lessons learned.



Sustainable Revolution

Sustainable Revolution Author Juliana Birnbaum
ISBN-10 9781583946848
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 368
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Urban gardeners. Native seed-saving collectives. Ecovillage developments. What is the connection between these seemingly disparate groups? The ecological design system of permaculture is the common thread that weaves them into a powerful, potentially revolutionary—or reevolutionary—movement. Permaculture is a philosophy based on common ethics of sustainable cultures throughout history that have designed settlements according to nature's patterns and lived within its bounds. As a movement that has been building momentum for the past 40 years, it now is taking form as a growing network of sites developed with the intention of regenerating local ecologies and economies. Permaculture strategies can be used by individuals, groups, or nations to address basic human needs such as food, water, energy, and housing. As a species, humans are being called forth to evolve, using our collective intelligence to meet the challenges of the future. Yet if we are to survive our collective planetary crisis, we need to revisit history, integrating successful systems from sustainable cultures. To boldly confront our position on the brink of the earth's carrying capacity and make changes that incorporate the wisdom of the past is truly revolutionary. Sustainable Revolution features the work of a worldwide network of visionaries, including journalists, activists, indigenous leaders and permaculturists such as David Holmgren, Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Starhawk, Erik Assadourian, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Albert Bates, and Geoff Lawton. This beautifully photographed collection of profiles, interviews, and essays features 60 innovative community-based projects in diverse climates across the planet. Edited by anthropologist Juliana Birnbaum Fox and award-winning activist filmmaker Louis Fox, it can be read as an informal ethnography of an international culture that is modeling solutions on the cutting edge of social and environmental change. The research presented in the book frames the permaculture movement as a significant ally to marginalized groups, such as the urban poor and native communities resisting the pressures of globalization. Sustainable Revolution uplifts and inspires with its amazing array of dynamic activists and thriving, vibrant communities. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Proceedings of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project 2006 Colloquium

Proceedings of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project 2006 Colloquium Author Mary Hardy
ISBN-10 0982766858
Release 2010-06-01
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During this three-day colloquium, presented by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), a group of professionals with expertise in earthen conservation, materials science, construction, building standards, and earthquake engineering gathered to discuss the current state of knowledge and the challenges of preserving our earthen cultural heritage in active seismic zones. This publication contains a selection of papers presented at the colloquium, as well as several later submissions by participants. For more information on the Getty Conservation Institute's work with earthen architecture, visit the Earthen Architecture Initiative Web site at www.getty.edu/conservation/field_projects/earthen/.