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
Bruce King has produced a book that is both long overdue and quite timely. While I find most technical books to be dry, uninteresting, and difficult to read, Bruce has managed to provide technical information in an accessible and entertaining manner. Although parts of his book will admittedly require engineering training to understand, even the uninitiated builder will find a wealth of usable material here.
—Bob Fowler, FAIA, PE, PBO past Chairman, International Conference of Building Officials, founding member, International Codes Council
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. ...