First Earthbag Shake Table Tests Create a Computer Model

“How much reinforcement do straight wall earthbag buildings need for earthquakes? Engineers can’t tell without test results. Until this year no one has tested earthbag on a shake table, since full-size testing could cost between $10,000 and $15,000 USD. … Continue reading →

Flood and Earthquake Resistant Earthbag Foundations in Pakistan

As you may well know, the recent floods in Pakistan destroyed or damaged 2 million homes, affecting 20 million people. PAKSBAB, an NGO building strawbale houses in Pakistan, uses gravel-filled earthbag foundations to protect their houses from water damage. To … Continue reading →