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Modern Earth Buildings by M Krayenhoff, R Lindsay, M Hall

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Modern earth building codes, standards and normative development

H. Schroeder,     Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany

Abstract:

This chapter provides an overview of standards and normative documents in the field of building with earth developed in the last 30 years. Building with earth is usually regarded as a ‘non-engineered’ construction technique with roots in a rich tradition of building heritage that needs to be maintained. As a consequence, building standards in the field of earth building have been drawn up in only a few countries. In the last decade, however, the use of earth in construction has become increasingly widespread in many countries. The 33 different standards examined in this chapter come from 19 different countries ...

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