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Standardized Earthbag Detail Drawings for Nepal

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015:

This is an invitation to all Nepali architects and engineers to help create standardized detail drawings to optimize and expedite earthbag building. The goal is to create open source detail drawings for foundations, buttresses, typical wall sections and elevations, recommended reinforcement methods, windows, doors, etc. This would greatly speed the acceptance of earthbag building in […]  Read more from > Standardized Earthbag Detail Drawings for Nepal

Byond Shelters for Nepal

Monday, October 12th, 2015:

As everyone knows, there’s a huge need for low cost shelters in Nepal. One of the most popular designs is the type shown above that’s being used by Shelters like these are fast and easy to erect. It’s interesting to see the wide variety of uses and building details. The recipients finish the end […]  Read more from > Byond Shelters for Nepal

Advantages Galore to Earthbag Building

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015:

I’ve had the pleasure to meet and train several hundred builders, architects and engineers in earthbag building techniques in Nepal. Even though I’ve been researching, working with and promoting earthbag building heavily since the Asian 2004 tsunami, it still amazes me how practical and efficient it is to build with earthbags. Here’s just a brief […]  Read more from > Advantages Galore to Earthbag Building