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Essential Rammed Earth Construction


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Acknowledgments Foreword By Meror Krayenhoff
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Rationale and Appropriate Use
Chapter 3: Building Science Notes
Chapter 4: Materials
Chapter 5: Wall System Examples and Structural Design Considerations
Chapter 6: Tools and Mixing
Chapter 7: Construction Methods
Chapter 8: Cost Estimates Based on a Cement-Stabilized Rammed Earth Project
Chapter 9: Wall Surfaces, Openings, and Embedments
Chapter 10: Building Code Developments Appendix A: Sample Engineering Specification
Appendix B: Alternative Solutions Proposal
Resources and Material Suppliers
About the Author
A Note About the Publisher

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Everything you need to know to build with rammed earth in warm and cold climates.

About the Author

Tim J. Krahn, P. Eng. is a registered professional engineer and partner in Building Alternatives Inc., a consulting engineering company specializing in non-conventional structural and building envelope engineering with an emphasis on natural materials and energy efficiency. He holds a masters degree in geotechnical engineering and a bachelors degree in civil engineering from the University of Manitoba, and is a founding member of the Natural Building Engineering Group, the current chair of the Ontario Natural Building Coalition, and is active on the Renewable Materials task force of the Embodied Carbon Network. He received the first building permit for a rammed-earth structure in the city of Ottawa, and has been the structural engineer on more than twenty rammed-earth projects in Canada, including the first net-zero municipal building in Ontario, the Oxford County Municipal Solid Waste Office and Education Centre. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada.

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