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Alternative construction : contemporary natural building methods

Author: Lynne Elizabeth; Cassandra Adams
Publisher: New York : Wiley, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first comprehensive guide to combining traditional natural materials and modern construction methods, this book examines a broad range of traditional and modern natural construction methods, including straw-bale, light-clay, cob, adobe, rammed earth and pise, earthbag, earth-sheltered, bamboo, and hybrid systems. It also covers key ecological design principles, as well as current engineering and building code
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Elizabeth; Cassandra Adams
ISBN: 0471249513 9780471249511
OCLC Number: 42649711
Description: xxiii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The natural building movement / Lynne Elizabeth ; The realities of specifying environmental building materials / Cassandra Adams --
A new context for building codes and regulation / David Eisenberg --
Natural conditioning of buildings / Ken Haggard [and others] --
Structural properties of alternative building materials / Bruce King --
Adobe / Michael Moquin --
Cob / Michael Smith --
Rammed earth / David Easton --
Modular contained earth. Earthbag / Joseph Kennedy and Paulina Wojciechowska with special acknowledgment of the work of Nader Khalili ; Earth-rammed tires / Michael Reynolds --
Light clay / Robert Laporte and Frank Anderson with special acknowledgment of the work of Franz Volhard --
Straw-bale / Kelly Lerner, Bob Theis, and Dan Smith --
Bamboo / Darrel DeBoer and Karl Bareis --
Earthen finishes. Earth plasters / Carole Crews ; Earth floors / Bill and Athena Steen --
Integrated systems with rammed earth : Charles Sturt University, Thurgoona Campus, New South Wales, Australia / Marci Webster-Mannison --
Straw, clay, and carrizo : Obregon Project, Northern Mexico / Bill and Atheena Steen --
Light-clay house additions : school/residence in Wisconsin / Lou Host-Jablonski --
Variations on earthbag. The Honey House--Moab, Utah / Kaki Hunter and Doni Kiffmeyer ; Residences in Arizona and Wisconsin / Dominic Howes ; Sandbag House, Rum Cay Island, Bahamas / Steve Kemble and Carol Escott --
The value of indigenous ways : Habitat for Humanity International / C. Wayne Nelson --
Building technology transfer. Raising straw-bale housing for farmworkers in California / Kelly Lerner, Dan Smith, and Bob Theis ; Introduction of straw-bale construction to Mongolia and China / Kelly Lerner --
Epilogue : Finding the soul of natural building / Tom Bender.
Responsibility: edited by Lynne Elizabeth and Cassandra Adams.
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"The first comprehensive guide to combining traditional natural materials and modern construction methods, this book examines a broad range of traditional and modern natural construction methods, including straw-bale, light-clay, cob, adobe, rammed earth and pise, earthbag, earth-sheltered, bamboo, and hybrid systems. It also covers key ecological design principles, as well as current engineering and building code requirements."

"Experts on each building system have contributed core chapters that explore the history, development, climatic appropriateness, environmental benefits, performance characteristics, construction techniques, and structural design principles for each method. More than 200 visuals depict both construction processes and completed structures. An extensive resource guide shows where to go for further information, training, and research."--Jacket.

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