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ISBN: 9780964471818
Year Added to Catalog: 1997
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: b&w illustrations, resource lists, index
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Number of Pages: 169 pages
Book Publisher: Ecological Design Press
Old ISBN: 0964471817
Release Date: January 15, 1997
Web Product ID: 48

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Buildings of Earth and Straw

Structural Design for Rammed Earth and Straw-Bale Architecture

by Bruce King, P.E.

With clarity and philosophical grace, Bruce King has provided a very functional design tool for owner/builders, architects, and engineers to approach the structural design of these buildings. It should prove to be an invaluable companion to the other works on the subject of earth and straw building, such as The Rammed Earth House, The Straw Bale House, and Build It With Bales.

David Eisenberg, Director, Development Center for Appropriate Technology, Co-author of The Straw Bale House

 Straw bale and rammed earth construction are enjoying a fantastic growth spurt in the United States and abroad. When interest turns to action, however, builders can encounter resistance from mainstream construction and lending communities unfamiliar with these materials. Buildings of Earth and Straw is written by structural engineer Bruce King, and provides technical data from an engineer's perspective. Information includes: special construction requirements of earth and straw; design capabilities and limitations of these materials; and most importantly, the documentation of testing that building officials often require.

About the Author

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. ...

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