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Rammed Earth Structures: A Code of Practice

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By: Julian Keable

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1996 | #56446 | ISBN: 1853393509
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Ramming earth has been a method of contruction for centuries in various parts of the world. The technique can produce buildings that are strong, durable and safe. This document can be used by loan and aid agencies to give assurance on durability and show suitability of any earth structure under their control.


Part 1 Materials: soil; water; mixing and blending; stabilization. Part 2 Formwork: formwork requirements; formwork in use. Part 3 Groundworks: foundations; rising damp protection to walls; floors; termite resistance. Part 4 Superstructure: compressive strength of walls; density of walls; water absorption of walls; weather erosion of walls, Part 5 Stability: stability of walls - slenderness; stability of walls - opening and lintels; stability of walls - bonding. Part 6 Details and finishes: fixing and ties; surface treatments; service inserts; walls, floors and health. Part 7 Earthquake areas: rammed walls in earthquakes areas.

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