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

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Appendix 1

Techno-economic analysis and environmental assessment of stabilised rammed earth (SRE) construction

R. Lindsay,     Earth Structures Group, Australia

A1.1 Introduction

This appendix deals with a technical and economic analysis of modern stabilised rammed earth (SRE) building and an environmental assessment in the light of this analysis. The analysis deals with the technical ability of these buildings to perform realistically within the confines of current economic parameters. It also deals with how design affects the economic and environmental cost of SRE.

Interestingly, the construction industry in Australia is rapidly adopting the notion of building to reduce environmental cost as well as economic cost. Recent carbon tax impositions ...

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