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Alternative construction : contemporary natural building methods

Author: Lynne Elizabeth; Cassandra Adams
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©2000.
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This work presents professionals with a broad range of alternative systems, such as adobe, rammed earth, bamboo, and straw-bale. It aims to deliver the level of detail professionals need and each  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Elizabeth; Cassandra Adams
OCLC Number: 668402960
Notes: Title from title screen.
Description: 1 online resource.
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 ... [et al.] --
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, Cassandra Adams.
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