Rammed Earth Structures: A Code of Practice

Rammed Earth Structures: A Code of Practice

by Julian Keable
     
 

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Ramming earth has been a method of construction for centuries in various parts of the world. This technique can produce buildings that are strong, durable safe and desirable, and because earth is an abundant and cheap resources, rammed earth buildings are often very economical. To achieve the best results the right techniques for selection and testing of soils must be… See more details below

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Ramming earth has been a method of construction for centuries in various parts of the world. This technique can produce buildings that are strong, durable safe and desirable, and because earth is an abundant and cheap resources, rammed earth buildings are often very economical. To achieve the best results the right techniques for selection and testing of soils must be used to protect walls from water damage and shrinkage. This book aims to show how high standards can be achieved and the criteria on which rammed earth structures and building techniques can be judged.

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"As an architect and builder who has designed and built in rammed earth in both Zimbabwe and Australia I wish I had had this document long ago."
Mick Pearce
"As an architect and builder who has designed and built in rammed earth in both Zimbabwe and Australia I wish I had had this document long ago."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853393501
Publisher:
Practical Action
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.65(h) x 0.28(d)

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