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Earthquake Resistant Earthbag Building Guidelines PDF

Monday, May 25th, 2015:

Earthen buildings are strong in compression, but need help against tension or bending stresses. The barbed wire and vertical rebar in earthbag add important tensile strength. More than 50 earthbag buildings in Nepal have recently survived 0.5- >0.7g of earthquake motion. This same motion destroyed poorly reinforced and unreinforced masonry buildings around them, mud block […]  Read more from > Earthquake Resistant Earthbag Building Guidelines PDF

Earthbag Building: Potential Trillion Dollar Market

Monday, May 18th, 2015:

Yesterday I wrote to the two largest industry associations that are related to earthbag building — the Geosynthetics Society and the Textile Bag and Packaging Association. The Geosynthetics Society is the professional organization that represents engineers who design large earthbag projects for highways, railroads, erosion control, mining, marine facilities and many other industrial applications. The […]  Read more from > Earthbag Building: Potential Trillion Dollar Market