Essential Rammed Earth Construction

Essential Rammed Earth Construction

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Tim J. Krahn


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  • Contains both practical and technical information about the materials, methods, tools, and technology involved in both design and construction of a rammed earth wall system
  • Formwork options, mix design, budgets, and schedules are addressed
  • Basic structural engineering and code compliance are covered
  • This is the first book on rammed earth that considers the issues of freeze/thaw cycles and the need for additional insulation due to climate
  • Benefits of rammed earth include aesthetics, thermal stability, and use of non-toxic materials
  • The author is the Engineering Manager and partner in Building Alternatives Inc.
  • This book is part of the Sustainable Building Essentials series
  • The author has been the structural engineer on more than twenty rammed earth projects including the first net zero municipal building in Ontario - the Oxford County Municipal Solid Waste office and education centre
  • The author holds a Masters degree in geotechnical engineering and a Bachelors degree in civil engineering
  • Intended audience : Experienced builders interested in building with rammed earth, DIY home owners considering natural materials for their project, designers, engineers, and architects interested in learning about rammed earth construction