Earth Construction Handbook

Earth Construction Handbook : The Building Material Earth in Modern Architecture

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Which building material absorbs and desorbs humidity faster, and to a higher extent, than any other? The answer is earth. This book provides a survey of applications and construction techniques, and explains the material's specific qualities together with the possibilities of optimizing these. The information given can be practically applied by engineers, architects, builders, planners, craftsmen and laymen who wish to construct cost-effective buildings which provide a healthy, balanced indoor climate.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 218.4 x 276.9 x 20.3mm | 997.91g
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w diagrams and b&w photographs
  • 1853128058
  • 9781853128059
  • 1,578,558

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..".interesting and well constructed...[recommended] for any collection with a user population who might be interested in earth construction or alternative building methods."
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Table of contents

Properties of earth as a building material; preparation of loam; improving earth's characteristics by special treatment or additives; rammed earth work; earthblock work; large blocks and prefabricated panels; direct forming with wet loam; wet loam infill in skeleton structures; tampered, poured or pumped lightweight loam; loam plasters; weather protection of loam surfaces; repair of loam components; designs of particular building elements; examples of modern earth architecture; future prospects.
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