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Design of Straw Bale Buildings; the State of the Art

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Created Date Monday, 25 March 2013
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1999 straw bale wall compression testing - ruppert 2001

From the 2001 International Conference on Ecological Building Structure, Jeff Ruppert, P.E. at University of Colorado, Boulder simulated and observed a plastered straw bale wall in use under tremendous compressive load.

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Created Date Monday, 25 March 2013
Filesize 171 Kilobytes

a pilot study examining the strength, compressibility and serviceability of rendered straw bale walls for two storey load bearing construction - faine and zhang 2001

Michael Faine and Dr. John Zhang, University of Western Sydney, Australia, 2000. Examines the suitability of straw bale for two-storey construction, emphases were placed on the strength, compressibility and serviceability of the rendered straw bale wall. The full-scale wall was tested to failure in laboratory conditions.

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Created Date Monday, 24 June 2013
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Experiences and tests with strawbale houses and green roofs, Minke, Mahlke, 2007

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Created Date Saturday, 18 May 2013
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Final Report for Energy Performance of Straw Bale Buildings Research Program 2011

Jacob Deva Racusin, Ben Graham, Ace McArleton.

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Created Date Thursday, 28 March 2013
Filesize 3.70 Megabytes

Full Scale Straw Bale Vault Test_Mar_2001

Submitted to the 2001 International Conference on Ecological Building Structure by David Mar, SE, Principal at Tipping Mar and Associates, Berkeley, CA. This test was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a straw bale vaulted roof system, proposed for a residential project in a seismically active area of California.

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Created Date Tuesday, 01 October 2013
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Investigation of Environmental Impacts; Straw Bale Construction; Ann V Edminster, 1995

Originally published as Straw Bale Construction; Patterns for a Sustainable System, Master's thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 1995

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Created Date Monday, 24 June 2013
Filesize 77 Kilobytes

Living in a greenhouse straw bale building and the greenhouse effect, Thorman

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Created Date Monday, 24 June 2013
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Load Carrying Characteristics of a Single Straw Bale Under Compression, Zhang

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Created Date Friday, 12 April 2013
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moisture and straw bale walls (excerpt from design of straw bale buildings)_king, straube et al_2006

Moisture basics for straw bale walls (excerpt from chapter 5 of "Design of Straw Bale Buildings".  The rest of this chapter, and the entire book, is available for sale on this site.

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Created Date Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Filesize 423 Kilobytes

Plaster for straw bales (excerpt from design of straw bale buildings)_king et al_2006

Basics of selecting different kinds of plaster and reinforcing for straw bale structures.  This is a free excerpt from "Design of Straw Bale Buildings";  the entire chapter (and book) are also here on the site for sale.

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Created Date Monday, 01 April 2013
Filesize 297 Kilobytes

Preliminary Report on the Out-of-plant Testing of an 8'x8' Straw Bale Wall Panel_Arkin_Donahue_2001

Submitted to the 2001 International Conference on Ecological Building Structure by David Arkin and Kevin Donahue.

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Created Date Monday, 01 April 2013
Filesize 1.38 Megabytes

Straw Bale Development on the Eastern Frontier_Lerner_2001

Submitted to the 2001 International Conference on Ecological Building Structure by Kelly Lerner. Straw bale construction in the international development context; Mongolia 1995-1999; China 1998-2001; carbon dioxide mitigation funding for straw bale development projects; introducing straw bale technologies in developing countries.

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Created Date Monday, 01 April 2013
Filesize 440 Kilobytes

Straw Bale Shear Wall Lateral Load Test_Nichols_Raap_2000

Submitted to the 2001 International Conference on Ecological Building Structure by Jason Nichols and Stan Raap, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Architectural Engineering Department.

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Created Date Monday, 01 April 2013
Filesize 53 Kilobytes

Straw Bale Shed_Hammer_2001

Submitted to the 2001 International Conference on Ecological Building Structure by Martin Hammer.

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Created Date Friday, 12 April 2013
Filesize 416 Kilobytes

straw bale structures (excerpt from design of straw bale buildings)_king et al_2006

Basics of straw bale structures 

 (excerpt from chapter 4 of "Design of Straw Bale Buildings".  The rest of this chapter, and the entire book, is available for sale on this site.

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Created Date Monday, 01 April 2013
Filesize 457 Kilobytes

Straw Bale Test Wall: A Load Bearing Wall for Seventeen Foot High Ceiling Structures in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia_Stafford_2001

Submitted to the 2001 International Conference on Ecological Building Structure by Chris Stafford Architects, Inc.

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Created Date Monday, 24 June 2013
Filesize 131 Kilobytes

Straw-Bale Construction, A Review of Testing and Lessons Learned to Date, King, 2002

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Created Date Monday, 24 June 2013
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Strawbale Building Guidelines for Wet and Humid Climates, such as New Zealand's, North

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Created Date Wednesday, 03 April 2013
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Strawbale Building Tutorial for the World Housing Encyclopedia_Ozeryansky and Hammer_2010

Submitted to BuildWell 2010 Symposium by Dmitry Ozeryansky and Martin Hammer. Facilitating an appropriate technology for developing countries with high seismic risk.

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Created Date Monday, 24 June 2013
Filesize 1.49 Megabytes

Strawbale in the City, Downton

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