Rammed Earth Construction

Rammed Earth Construction
Author: Daniela Ciancio,Christopher Beckett
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-01-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781315692944

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Rammed Earth Construction: Cutting-Edge Research on Traditional and Modern Rammed Earth is a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the First International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction (ICREC2015, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, 10-13 February 2015) by academics, engineers and rammed earth practitioner

Earthen Dwellings and Structures

Earthen Dwellings and Structures
Author: B. V. Venkatarama Reddy,Monto Mani,Pete Walker
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2019-03-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789811358838

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This book presents selected papers presented during the International Symposium on Earthen Structures held in IISc Bangalore. The papers in this volume cover the theme of earthen structures, with technical content on materials and methods, structural design and seismic performance, durability, seismic response, climatic response, hygrothermal performance and durability, design and codes, architecture, heritage and conservation, and technology dissemination. This book will be of use to professionals, academics, and students in architecture and engineering.

Compressed Earth Block and Rammed Earth Structures

Compressed Earth Block and Rammed Earth Structures
Author: B. V. Venkatarama Reddy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2022
Genre: Earth construction
ISBN: 9789811678776

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The book focuses on low carbon construction materials such as stabilised compressed earth blocks (CEBs) and rammed earth (RE). The content has been divided into four broad themes which includes an introduction to earth construction & stabilised earth, stabilised compressed earth blocks and masonry, stabilised rammed earth, and energy, carbon emissions, sustainability and case studies. It provides basic introduction to earthen materials and earthen structures, particularly with reference to the contemporary work on stabilised earth products for structural applications in buildings. The illustrations in the form of graphs, tables and photographs help the reader to get a grip over the CEB and RE construction. The book illustrates many case studies and examples of CEB and RE buildings. The knowledge on structural characteristics of CEB and RE especially with reference to the durability of such earthen products, and the structural design aspects is uniquely dealt. The embodied energy, embodied carbon, and the impact on construction sector touching upon sustainability of buildings is another unique feature of the book. This volume will be a useful guide for the research community, teachers, engineers, architects, building professionals, practicing engineers, students and individuals aspiring to build low carbon and sustainable buildings.

Testing and Characterisation of Earth based Building Materials and Elements

Testing and Characterisation of Earth based Building Materials and Elements
Author: Antonin Fabbri,Jean-Claude Morel,Jean-Emmanuel Aubert,Quoc-Bao Bui,Domenico Gallipoli,B.V. Venkatarama Reddy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-11-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783030832971

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This book presents the work done by the RILEM Technical Committee 274-TCE. It focuses on the estimation of the parameters which are necessary to properly design earthen constructions. It provides a compilation of the value classically obtained for the key parameters of earthen materials, a pedagogical presentation of the main testing procedures for earthen materials, their advantage and their drawback and an overview of most standards on earthen materials, whatever their origin and their language.The book is divided into eight chapters. After a general introduction on earthen materials and constructions, the state of the art on the material characterisation technics, the assessment of hygrothermal performance, the mechanical behaviour, seismic resistance and the durability will be presented, each in a dedicated chapter. On the basis of these last chapters, a critical review of the standards which are used for earthen material will be presented in the last chapter. The last chapter is dedicated to the analysis of the environmental potential of earth-based building materials.

Modern Earth Buildings

Modern Earth Buildings
Author: Matthew R Hall,R Lindsay,M Krayenhoff
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2012-07-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780857096166

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The construction of earth buildings has been taking place worldwide for centuries. With the improved energy efficiency, high level of structural integrity and aesthetically pleasing finishes achieved in modern earth construction, it is now one of the leading choices for sustainable, low-energy building. Modern earth buildings provides an essential exploration of the materials and techniques key to the design, development and construction of such buildings. Beginning with an overview of modern earth building, part one provides an introduction to design and construction issues including insulation, occupant comfort and building codes. Part two goes on to investigate materials for earth buildings, before building technologies are explored in part three including construction techniques for earth buildings. Modern earth structural engineering is the focus of part four, including the creation of earth masonry structures, use of structural steel elements and design of natural disaster-resistant earth buildings. Finally, part five of Modern earth buildings explores the application of modern earth construction through international case studies. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Modern earth buildings is a key reference work for all low-impact building engineers, architects and designers, along with academics in this field. Provides an essential exploration of the materials and techniques key to the design, development and construction of modern earth buildings Comprehensively discusses design and construction issues, materials for earth buildings, construction techniques and modern earth structural engineering, among other topics Examines the application of modern earth construction through international case studies

Innovations in Behavioural Health Architecture

Innovations in Behavioural Health Architecture
Author: Stephen Verderber
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2018-01-19
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781351819862

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***WINNER OF A NAUTILUS 2018 SILVER MEDAL BOOK AWARD*** Innovations in Behavioural Health Architecture is the most comprehensive book written on this topic in more than 40 years. It examines the ways in which healthcare architecture can contribute, as a highly valued informational and reference source, to the provision of psychiatric and addictive disorder treatment in communities around the world. It provides an overview of the need for a new generation of progressively planned and designed treatment centres – both inpatient and outpatient care environments – and the advantages, challenges, and opportunities associated with meeting the burgeoning need for treatment settings of this type. Additional chapters address the specifics of geriatric psychiatry and its architectural ramifications in light of the rapid aging of societies globally and provide a comprehensive compendium of planning and design considerations for these places in both inpatient and outpatient care contexts. Finally, the book presents an expansive and fully illustrated set of international case studies that express state-of-the-art advancements in architecture for behavioural healthcare.

Persuasive Technology Designing for Future Change

Persuasive Technology  Designing for Future Change
Author: Sandra Burri Gram-Hansen,Tanja Svarre Jonasen,Cees Midden
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2020-04-07
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9783030457129

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2020, held in Aalborg, Denmark, in April 2020. The 18 full papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 79 submissions. The papers are grouped in the following topical sections: methodological and theoretical perspectives on persuasive design; persuasive in practice, digital insights; persuasive technologies for health and wellbeing; persuasive solutions for a sustainable future; and on security and ethics in persuasive technology.

Essential Rammed Earth Construction

Essential Rammed Earth Construction
Author: Tim J. Krahn
Publsiher: Sustainable Building Essentials Series
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-12-25
Genre: Earth construction
ISBN: 0865718571

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Essential Rammed Earth Construction covers design, building science, tools, and step-by-step building methods for building with rammed earth - and, gravel, and clay or lime/cement binder packed into forms - in any climate with an emphasis on cold climates.

Materials for Architects and Builders

Materials for Architects and Builders
Author: Arthur Lyons
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-08-28
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000477986

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Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout. This new sixth edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy-saving building components.

Subverting Consumerism

Subverting Consumerism
Author: Robert Crocker,Keri Chiveralls
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2018-07-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317281139

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There is now a widespread interest in reuse in many domains, from opera houses built over old warehouses, to vintage clothes and everyday goods incorporating repurposed materials or parts. Despite its ubiquity, this extensive creative work is typically seen in narrowly environmental terms, as a means of reducing carbon, resource use or waste. However, as this volume shows, reuse also has aesthetic and cultural dimensions and a rich social currency, invoked to consciously subvert the accelerated consumer culture responsible for our unfolding environmental crisis. In three parts, the essays in this book consider reuse in terms of values, aesthetics and meaning, its application in contemporary urban and spatial settings, and the revival of social practices involving a more conscious recourse to reuse and repair. These are bookended by the editors' essays: the first, on the significant relationship between reuse and technological and social acceleration evident in the surrounding consumer society; and the last, on the multiple forms of reuse deployed in a contemporary alternative building practice, and their contributions to presenting alternative ways of living in the world. Challenging dominant understandings of ‘waste’ and ‘consumption’, Subverting Consumerism shows how reuse has become a means for many to creatively engage with the past, and to discover a continuity and sense of place eroded by the accelerative regimes of contemporary consumerism. Becoming a means of resistance, and offering a range of aesthetic, social and economic possibilities, reuse can be found to subvert and challenge the obsessive quest for the new found in contemporary consumerism.

The Rammed Earth House

The Rammed Earth House
Author: David Easton
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2007-01-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781933392370

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"The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how dramatic innovations frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials - the earth - homebuilders can now create structures that set new standards for beauty, durability, and extraordinarily efficient use of natural resources." -back cover.

Rammed Earth

Rammed Earth
Author: Peter Walker
Publsiher: Building Research Establishment
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2005
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114459071

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This book presents state-of-the-art practical guidance on material selection, construction, structural design, architectural detailing, maintenance and repair of rammed earth.

Earth Architecture

Earth Architecture
Author: Ronald Rael
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 1568987676

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Provides a history of building with earth in the modern era, focusing on projects constructed in the last few decades that use rammed earth, mud brick, compressed earth, cob, and several other techniques made more relevant than ever by ecological and economic imperatives. Features over 40 projects.

Rammed Earth Walls for Buildings

Rammed Earth Walls for Buildings
Author: Morris Cotgrave Betts,Thomas Arrington Huntington Miller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 1937
Genre: Earth houses
ISBN: UOM:39015020387281

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"Earth has been used for building dwellings from time immemorial. One method of use, superior to others, and which was known to the Romans, has been preserved by tradition to modern times. This method consists of ramming slightly moist, specially selected earth, without the addition of straw or other material between movable forms, and is known by its French name, "pisé de terre" which means "rammed earth." Pisé de terre is a reliable building material when properly handled and is admirably adapted to structures on farms distant from transport routs. Little information has been published on rammed earth in the United States. The contents of this bulletin were abstracted chiefly from accounts of experimental work in England."--Page ii.

Building with Earth

Building with Earth
Author: Gernot Minke
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-10-02
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9783764378738

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For a number of years, the healthy and environment-friendly building material earth, in common use for thousands of years, has been enjoying increasing popularity, including in industrialized nations. In hot dry and temperate climate zones, earth offers numerous advantages over other materials. Its particular texture and composition also holds great aesthetic appeal. The author’s presentation reflects the rich and varied experiences gained over thirty years of building earth structures all over the world. Numerous photographs of construction sites and drawings show the concrete execution of earth architecture.