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

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14

Modern rammed earth construction techniques

D. Easton and T. Easton,     Rammed Earth Works, USA

Abstract:

This chapter provides an overview of modern rammed earth construction techniques, with a particular emphasis on current practices in the United states. It describes all of the key steps in constructing rammed earth wall systems, recognizing the myriad alternative approaches that exist for every part of the process. The chapter ends with a reflection on likely future trends and a discussion of factors that could contribute to growth in the field.

Key words

rammed earth

amending mix designs

machine mixing

manufactured form systems

conveyor delivery

14.1 Introduction

The earliest examples of rammed earth were made by compacting one ...

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