Rammed earth construction

Rammed earth construction

A building technique involving dense compression of clay and dirt materials to create thick, flat surfaces, such as walls or floors.
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Maniatidis and Walker [10] made a review of rammed earth construction by considering national codes, materials, structural design, construction, quality control, foundations, and maintenance.
Any owner/builder who would study up on rammed earth construction, both theory and applied concepts, must have The Rammed Earth House: this edition has been completely revised and pairs color photos by Cynthia Wright with discussions of the art and technology of rammed earth housing.
The principles of rammed earth construction, perhaps the oldest form of building, are reinterpreted in this intriguing project for an experimental house.
Box 123 Cottage Grove, OR 97424 RAMMED EARTH CONSTRUCTION Bullfrog Films (800) 543-3764 Writer Dan Chiras, Ph.D., lives with his two sons in a nearly independent passive solar/solar electric, rammed-earth tire and straw bale home in Evergreen, Colorado.
Easton is the author of The Rammed Earth House, and is perhaps the country's most vocal proponent of rammed earth construction: "There's one way to build your walls, and you're standing on it," he proclaims.
The method is similar to the one used for testing soil to be used in rammed earth construction (see 76/2:33).
In modern earth building, also called rammed earth construction, cement is added to clean mineral soil (free of humus) and a small amount of sand.