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by Bruce King

  • ISBN: 0976491117
  • Category: Crafts & Home
  • Author: Bruce King
  • Subcategory: Home Improvement & Design
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Green Building Press (September 7, 2006)
  • Pages: 288 pages
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  • Rating: 4.6
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He is the author of Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Straw Bale and Rammed Earth Architecture (1996) and . Also I like that many of the authors are well known names because of their contributions outside of straw.

He is the author of Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Straw Bale and Rammed Earth Architecture (1996) and Making Better Concrete: Guidelines to Using Fly Ash for Higher Quality, Eco-Friendly Structures (2006). He is founder and director of the nonprofit Ecological Building Network and co-founder, with his wife Sarah Weller King, of Green Building Press. He lives in San Rafael, California.

Bruce King is a registered structural engineer in private practice in San Rafael, California. He is the author of Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Straw Bale and Rammed Earth Architecture (1996) and Design of Straw Bale Buildings; The State of the Art (2006). He is founder and director of the nonprofit Ecological Building Network and co-founder, with his wife Sarah Weller King, Bruce King is a registered structural engineer in private practice in San Rafael, California.

Straw-bale construction is a building method that uses bales of straw . Design of Straw Bale Buildings: The State of the Art. San Rafael, CA: Green Building Press.

Straw-bale construction is a building method that uses bales of straw (commonly wheat, rice, rye and oats straw) as structural elements, building insulation, or both. This construction method is commonly used in natural building or "brown" construction projects. In many parts of the state, the soil was suitable for dugouts and sod houses  . He is the author of Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Straw Bale and Rammed Earth Architecture (1996) and Making Better Concrete: Guidelines to Using Fly Ash for Higher Quality, Eco-Friendly Structures (2006). He lives in San Rafael, Cal.

International projects illustrated. Straw-bale design ideas can be found in many other titles listed in this resource guide. Summaries of all worldwide testing, field experience and articles ‹ a design guide and straw-bale encyclopedia ‹ covering history, plasters, structure, moisture, fire, insulation, acoustics, insects and pests, details, codes, and standards. Privacy and Landscape Walls. Structural Design for Straw Bale and Rammed Earth Architecture (1996) and Design of Straw Bale Buildings; The State of the Art (2006). Country of Publication. Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering.

More Straw Bale Building: A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw Chris Magwood .

More Straw Bale Building: A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw Chris Magwood, Peter Mack New Society Publishers, 2005 Covers the entire process of building a straw bale structure; from developing plans, code compliance, building details, construction methods, financing and zoning issues. Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Rammed Earth and Straw-Bale Architecture Bruce King Ecological Design Press, 1996 Technical information on these two building methods,useful for the professional, intelligible to the general reader, and attractively illustrated.

Bruce King, structural engineer, traditional, alternative, and innovative building systems . Buildings of Earth and Straw Structural design for Rammed Earth and Straw Bale Architecture Bruce King Green Building Press, 1996 ISBN 97780964471818

Bruce King, structural engineer, traditional, alternative, and innovative building systems, sustainable design and engineering. Buildings of Earth and Straw Structural design for Rammed Earth and Straw Bale Architecture Bruce King Green Building Press, 1996 ISBN 97780964471818. Design of Straw Bale Buildings The State of the Art Bruce King, et al Green Building Press, 2006 ISBN 9780976491118. Making Better Concrete Guidelines to Using Fly Ash for Higher-Quality, Eco-Friendly Structures Bruce King Green Building Press, 2005 ISBN 97809766491101.

For the first time, a design manual for practicing professionals, as well as teachers, is made available, drawing on the collective experience of the most senior and respected figures in the rapidly-emerging field of straw bale construction.This is the only book that provides truly useful information to architects, engineers, building officials and builders who want to design intelligently with plastered straw bales.
Reviews about Design of Straw Bale Buildings: The State of the Art (7):
Hugifyn
If you want to know about failure loads, technical details on fire, moisture etc then this book provides that. Want to get stuck in and start building - waste of time. "The Straw Bale House" by the Steens and David Bainbridge remains the most informative just not available in ebook unfortunately
great ant
You hand the book to your engineer and he will know what to do with it, the author has done all the home work for the engineer. This book is in a league all on it's on; it is the next generation in straw building. Your banker will stop laughing when he sees the book also. I am a lay man and it made perfect since to me; I have no idea where some of the other reviewers are coming from with there comments.
Froststalker
I had lots of questions about straw bale construction, many of them from reading other books. Even though this book doesn't go into construction per say, it has answered most of my questions well.
Also I like that many of the authors are well known names because of their contributions outside of straw.
Lightseeker
Left me looking for more!
Gadar
If you're looking for inspiration to build an eco friendly house, this is not the book for you. If you're past the point of inspiration and in need of real information then this would be a good choice. A very comrehensive collection, from structure to acoustics to information about the performance of various building materials. This is a great place to start if you're serious about building a strawbale house.
Questanthr
Very repetitive but totally informative. High level and written like an engineering text book. I would not venture into a strawbale build without this info.
Daiktilar
Most books of this sort are long on enthusiasm and short on useful information. As a professional engineer I now have just what Ineed to design a straw bale building in an earthquake zone.
An excellent book for anyone interested in the specifics/codes/details of straw bale buildings, with special attention to moisture and structure.

I was a bit dismayed to find an admonishment to avoid designing parapets or "Santa Fe" style buildings, but I understand the advice. However, a web search yielded some suggestions on overcoming the disadvantage of zero-overhang inherit in parapet roofs. As I will be building in Santa Fe and want an adaptation of the parapet style, I will continue research on overcoming this disadvantage (I am not building a full parapet roof, but am using a parapet look to make a 360 degree balcony available to my master bedroom).

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