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Bruce King, P.E.

Bruce King is a registered structural engineer in private practice in San Rafael, California. He is the author of Buildings of Earth and Straw; Structural Design for Straw Bale and Rammed Earth Architecture (1996) and Design of Straw Bale Buildings; The State of the Art (2006). He is founder and director of the nonprofit Ecological Building Network and co-founder, with his wife Sarah Weller King, of Green Building Press. He lives in San Rafael, California.

    Bruce's Books

    Making Better Concrete

    Guidelines to Using Fly Ash for Higher Quality, Eco-Friendly Structures

    Making Better Concrete is written by a practicing structural engineer after using and learning about fly ash concrete from the academic experts, concrete suppliers, engineers and architects who have studied, developed and used it. This isn't just for people who want to "build green"--this is for people who want to build better concrete.

    Design of Straw Bale Buildings

    The State of the Art

    For the first time, a design manual for practicing professionals, drawing on the collective experience of the most senior and respected figures in the rapidly-emerging field of straw bale construction.

    Buildings of Earth and Straw

    Structural Design for Rammed Earth and Straw-Bale Architecture

    An approachable and readable how-to book on ecological/sustainable architecture.


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