Earthbag Building

Earthbag Building
Author: Kaki Hunter,Donald Kiffmeyer
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2004-11-19
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781550923032

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The only comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to building with earthbags. Over seventy percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials-straw, cob, and earth-for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally-damaging outsourced materials. Earthbag Building is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks, and techniques for building with bags filled with earth-or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty-in any region, and at home, in developing countries, or in emergency relief work. This profusely illustrated guide first discusses the many merits of earthbag construction, and then leads the reader through the key elements of an earthbag building: Special design considerations Foundations, walls, and floors Electrical, plumbing, and shelving Lintels, windows and door installations Roofs, arches and domes Exterior and interior plasters. With dedicated sections on costs, making your own specialized tools, and building code considerations, as well as a complete resources guide, Earthbag Building is the long-awaited, definitive guide to this uniquely pleasing construction style. Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series

Earthbag Building

Earthbag Building
Author: Kaki Hunter,Donald Kiffmeyer
Publsiher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2004
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: UOM:39015060616557

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Offers an approach to construction techniques for building with bags filled with earth, and discusses the many merits of earthbag construction.

Essential Earthbag Construction

Essential Earthbag Construction
Author: Kelly Hart
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-05-01
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: 9781771422512

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Build economical and resilient earthbag structures using simple tools and techniques. Earthbag construction- building with polypropylene bags usually filled with earthen materials- is a versatile, easy-to-master, low-impact, and highly durable form of building, suitable for structures from houses to root cellars. Containing over 75 photos and illustrations, Essential Earthbag Construction is a practical guide to this affordable method of building. Going well beyond the scope of other sources, this indispensable manual is packed with all the information you need to determine if it's the right choice for your project, and to start building. Distilling decades of experience, research, and best practices, it covers: Material specifications, performance, and when and where to use it Pros and cons of different fills from gravel, to earth and clay, to insulative perlite, rice hulls, and volcanic stone Illustrated, step-by-step guidance for efficient bag filling and installation Details for various designs, including domes and arches Foundation options and seismic and stability considerations Finishing and maintenance techniques Tools and materials Additional resources. Essential Earthbag Construction presents the practical guidance and best practices for both the DIYer and professional to design and build high-quality earthbag structures.

Earthbag Architecture

Earthbag Architecture
Author: Kelly Hart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2015-04-27
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0916289400

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Discover how you can build an amazing variety of structures using little more than the earth beneath your feet. Earthbag building is revolutionizing how people around the world are thinking about ways of providing shelter, both temporary and permanent. Such buildings can be remarkably durable and resistant to earthquakes, floods, fires and even bullets. Kelly Hart describes the basics of how to build this way, provides a history of the evolving technology and delves into detailed descriptions of the many different earthbag projects that he has been involved with over nearly two decades. A survey of 64 unique buildings from around the world proves just how versatile this approach to building can be. A look to the future of earthbag building and a Resource Guide complete the book. Some 240 color photographs help you visualize the possibilities of this unusual and sustainable approach to architecture.

The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials Methods

The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials   Methods
Author: Jon Nunan
Publsiher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781601382450

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Learn how to identify, locate, and effectively use alternative building materials, including cob, adobe, rammed earth, bamboo, cork, wool carpeting, and more. You will also learn about the structure, climate control, siting, foundations, and flooring options you gain when using these materials. Ultimately, you will come to understand that these materials are cheaper, easier to build with, stronger, more durable, and more fire resistant.

Earthen Floors

Earthen Floors
Author: Sukita Reay Crimmel,James Thomson
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781550925616

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Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials such as soil, sand, rocks and fiber. All over the globe, these ancient traditions persist; a quarter to a third of the world's population today lives in houses built partially or entirely of earth. Conventional Western building techniques using industrial materials may save time and create efficiencies, but these perceived savings come at considerable financial and environmental cost. As well as boasting a unique and beautiful aesthetic, natural building techniques are accessible, affordable and nontoxic. Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated manual covering the history, use and maintenance of this attractive, practical flooring option. This detailed, fully-illustrated guide explains every part of the process, including: Sourcing and harvesting materials Preparing the subfloor Pouring, finishing and sealing the floor Living with and maintaining your earthen floor. Because information on creating quality earthen floors was not previously widely available, there have been some negative experiences. Drawing on the combined knowledge of the most qualified earthen floor practitioners, as well their own substantial experience, the authors deliver the definitive resource for this exciting technique, perfect for everyone from the novice to veteran builder.

Shelters Shacks and Shanties

Shelters  Shacks and Shanties
Author: Daniel Carter Beard
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-09-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781465595942

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ÊIf my present reader happens to be a Boy Scout or a scout-master who wants the scouts to build a tower for exhibition purposes, he can do so by following the directions here given, but if there is real necessity for haste in the erection of this tower, of course we cannot build one as tall as we might where we have more time. With a small tower all the joints may be quickly lashed together with strong, heavy twine, rope, or even wire; and in the wilderness it will probably be necessary to bind the joints with pliable roots, or cordage made of bark or withes; but as this is not a book on woodcraft we will suppose that the reader has secured the proper material for fastening the joints of the frame of this signal-tower and he must now shoulder his axe and go to the woods in order to secure the necessary timber. First let him cut eight straight polesÑthat is, as straight as he can find them. These poles should be about four and one half inches in diameter at their base and sixteen and one half feet long. After all the branches are trimmed off the poles, cut four more sticks each nine feet long and two and a half or three inches in diameter at the base; when these are trimmed into shape one will need twenty six or seven more stout sticks each four and one half feet long for braces and for flooring for the platform.

The Art of Natural Building Second Edition Completely Revised Expanded and Updated

The Art of Natural Building Second Edition Completely Revised  Expanded and Updated
Author: Joseph F. Kennedy,Michael G. Smith,Catherine Wanek
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-07-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781550925609

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The original, complete, user-friendly introduction to natural building, now fully revised and updated The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House . Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home .

Emergency Sandbag Shelter and Eco Village

Emergency Sandbag Shelter and Eco Village
Author: Nader Khalili
Publsiher: Cal Earth Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2011-06-28
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: 1889625051

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"We live on earth, yet so ignorant of earth and all the treasures it holds."-Rumi Emergency Sandbag Shelter is a must-have manual for every home, as an emergency guide. Now for the first time this book is made available to people around the world by its inventor, award-winning architect Nader Khalili (1932-2008), whose specialty was skyscrapers and who dedicated his life to teaching others how to build shelter for humanity. This book, with over 700 photos and illustrations, shows how to use sandbags and barbed wire, the materials of war, for peaceful purposes as the new invention known as Superadobe or earth-bag, which can shelter millions of people around the globe as a temporary as well as permanent housing solution. This affordable, self-help, sustainable, and disaster resistant structural system is a spin off from Khalili's presentation to NASA for habitat on the moon and Mars, which successfully passed rigorous tests for strict California earthquake building codes. This book along with a small library of films and kits can guide anyone to learn and teach how to build a home or community.

Making Better Buildings

Making Better Buildings
Author: Chris Magwood
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-03-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781550925159

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Sustainable building from the ground up - the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods-entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is no single resource that allows an owner or builder to quickly and objectively compare the merits of each system for their particular project. Making Better Buildings cuts through the hype and provides the unvarnished facts about the upsides and downsides of the most widely discussed materials and technologies. Drawing on the real-world experiences of designer/builders, this comparative guide systematically and comprehensively examines each approach in terms of: Cost, sourcing, labor intensity, and ease of construction Energy efficiency, embodied energy, and environmental impacts Availability/accessibility Viable applications and future potential. Each chapter is rounded out by a chart which summarizes the material in a quick and accessible manner. Whether you are an owner preparing to build a green or natural home, or a conventional contractor determined to integrate sustainable alternatives into your existing construction practices, this up-to-the minute resource will help you make the best decisions for your project, while meeting your energy, efficiency, budgetary, and site-specific needs.

Solutions for Sustainable Development

Solutions for Sustainable Development
Author: Klára Szita Tóthné,Károly Jármai,Katalin Voith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2019-09-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000759440

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The first International Conference on Engineering Solutions and Sustainable Development which is organized by the University of Miskolc, Hungary is a significant and timely initiative creating the capacity of engineering students, educators, practicing engineers and industries to demonstrate values, problem solving skills, knowledge, and attitude that are required to apply the principles of sustainable development throughout their professional career. The aim of the ICESSD conference was creating an interdisciplinary platform for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Technical and Environmental Science. The conference covers the following topics: Process Engineering, Modelling and Optimisation Sustainable and Renewable Energy and Energy Engineering Waste Management and Reverse Logistics Environmental Management and Ecodesign Circular Economy and Life Cycle Approaches Smart Manufacturing and Smart Buildings Innovation and Efficiency Earth Science Academics, scientists, researchers and professionals from different countries and continents have contributed to this book.

The Bad Canadian

The Bad Canadian
Author: Leonard G. Mokos
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2016-10-24
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1539724042

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IN A PLACE OF PEACEDURING A TIME OF WARTHE UNFORGIVEN WILL NOT GO FORGOTTEN.Edenville, 1940. In a rural hamlet where the majority of men are overseas to fight Hitler's Nazi war machine, someone is killing veterans of the first world war. Wartime Special Constable 'Lame' Eddie Sommers, a crippled rich boy and the butt of derision, is doing his best to fill a uniform he believes in, yet wears too large. Inexperienced and out of his depth, he turns to a former detective and veteran of the western front for assistance.Involving Marshall Geary might be his biggest mistake.Marshall wears a copper mask, as much to hide behind as to conceal his disfigurements. He struggles against howling flashbacks and the lingering stench of his own concealed crimes.In a town meant for sanctuary, repressed horrors awaken like worms in a collapsing coffin. The closer they get to the truth, the nearer everyone is dragged to their limits, their failings and their buried pasts.

Building an Aquaponics System

Building an Aquaponics System
Author: Anthony D. Faircloth
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2012-12-16
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 1481190024

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Comprehensive guide to building and caring for an aquaponic garden, and raising organic fish and vegetables together.

Doctor Zhivago an Anatomy of a Revolution

Doctor Zhivago   an Anatomy of a Revolution
Author: Anna Matzov
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2015-11-14
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1517525845

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An anatomy of a revolution through the perspective of a free individual. "This is how Greece became Rome and how the Russian Enlightenment became the October Revolution." Doctor Zhivago -- Boris Pasternak

E Does Not Equal Mc Squared

E Does Not Equal Mc Squared
Author: W. J. McKee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2012-02-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0983345058

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This is an engaging book ready to take you on an afternoon voyage through the cosmos. You help with experiments and learn some of the processes that go into making up scientific hypotheses on relativity, the speed of light and other light matters. Some humor is interjected to soften the dryness of the subject matter. Delightful illustrations will welcome you along for the fun. Come along for the ride and begin your adventure into light science. Find out why some ideas from days past are no longer considered correct and how that changes the way we will all look at the science of the stars in the future.