[Strawbale] greek SB building
asbn at baubiologie...
Wed Mar 8 13:15:14 CET 2006
John Glassford (Huff'n Puff Strawbale-Construction, Australia) describes
three methods of (alternative) foundations for strawbale-homes with less
You can see it at:
The argumentation,that even Frank Lloyd Wright used this kind of foundation
for his most famous buildings might persuade local planning departments.
I Think, it is, what you meant, using too much cement for foundations.
Otherwise - if you mean cement as stucco (hopefully not!)-, it was tested in
a simulation, that strawbales with earthen plaster have a much better
earthquake-proof-performance than cement-stuccos. It was tested by DCAT, I
think. I have the paper-copy, if you need that.
One more thing, concerning "long-term deflection on walls with different
combinations of plaster" and load and "capacity of walls with different
combinations of plaster and mesh to resist load perpendicular to the face",
there is a summary of these tests on Bruce King's site:
Sorry, if my english is not the best
Herbert Gruber, asbn
> Try getting in touch with the California Strawbale Building Association. In
> CA all SB buildings are built with "Earthquake" considerations. I don´t
> have the exact link to them, but I was talking to arquitect Martin Hammer
> there last week and he could probably orient you.
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>> Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 15:30:26 +0000
>> Hello to all fellow straw bale builders and/or dreamers
>> I'm a straw bale dreamer at the moment! and new to this site.
>> I live in Kalamata, Southern Peloponese, Greece. I'm planning to build with
>> straw for all the obvious reasons, at the moment my biggest obstacle are
>> the building regulations that are concerned (quite rightly) with earthquake
>> 'proofing' To conform to these regs I must use vast amoiunts of
>> planet-destroying concrete. There may be a way round this, I'm still
>> Has anyone built in Greece or faced similar obstacles? also I've come
>> across 'Agenda 21' does anyone know if this can be used as a legal leaver
>> to persuade local planning departments to adopt a more open-minded approach
>> to eco-friendly new building techniques?
>> Any thoughts, comments, ideas MOST welcome
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