Earthbag Building

Author: Kaki Hunter
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 155092303X
Size: 71.84 MB
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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

Living Off The Grid

Author: David Black
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1602393168
Size: 79.57 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This clever how-to handbook is the first step to living off the grid.

Progress In Digital And Physical Manufacturing

Author: Henrique A. Almeida
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030290417
Size: 15.95 MB
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This book contains selected papers from the First International Conference on Progress in Digital and Physical Manufacturing (ProDPM'19), organized by the School of Technology and Management (ESTG) of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL). It presents a significant contribution to the current advances in digital and physical manufacturing issues as it contains topical research in this field. The book content is of interest to those working on digital and physical manufacturing, promoting better links between the academia and the industry. The conference papers cover a wide range of important topics like biomanufacturing, advanced rapid prototyping technologies, rapid tooling and manufacturing, micro-fabrication, 3D CAD and data acquisition, and collaborative design.

La Casa Ecol Gica

Author: Jorge Calvillo Unna
Publisher: Consejo Nacional Para La Cultura y Las Artes
Size: 11.13 MB
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