Rammed Earth Construction

Rammed Earth Construction
Author: Daniela Ciancio,Christopher Beckett
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN: 1315692945
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rammed Earth Construction Book Excerpt:

Rammed Earth Construction: Cutting-Edge Research on Traditional and Modern Rammed Earth is a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the First International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction (ICREC2015, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, 10-13 February 2015) by academics, engineers and rammed earth practitioner

Earthen Dwellings and Structures

Earthen Dwellings and Structures
Author: B. V. Venkatarama Reddy,Monto Mani,Pete Walker
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN: 9811358834
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthen Dwellings and Structures Book Excerpt:

This book presents selected papers presented during the International Symposium on Earthen Structures held in IISc Bangalore. The papers in this volume cover the theme of earthen structures, with technical content on materials and methods, structural design and seismic performance, durability, seismic response, climatic response, hygrothermal performance and durability, design and codes, architecture, heritage and conservation, and technology dissemination. This book will be of use to professionals, academics, and students in architecture and engineering.

Compressed Earth Block and Rammed Earth Structures

Compressed Earth Block and Rammed Earth Structures
Author: B. V. Venkatarama Reddy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811678774
Category: Earth construction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compressed Earth Block and Rammed Earth Structures Book Excerpt:

The book focuses on low carbon construction materials such as stabilised compressed earth blocks (CEBs) and rammed earth (RE). The content has been divided into four broad themes which includes an introduction to earth construction & stabilised earth, stabilised compressed earth blocks and masonry, stabilised rammed earth, and energy, carbon emissions, sustainability and case studies. It provides basic introduction to earthen materials and earthen structures, particularly with reference to the contemporary work on stabilised earth products for structural applications in buildings. The illustrations in the form of graphs, tables and photographs help the reader to get a grip over the CEB and RE construction. The book illustrates many case studies and examples of CEB and RE buildings. The knowledge on structural characteristics of CEB and RE especially with reference to the durability of such earthen products, and the structural design aspects is uniquely dealt. The embodied energy, embodied carbon, and the impact on construction sector touching upon sustainability of buildings is another unique feature of the book. This volume will be a useful guide for the research community, teachers, engineers, architects, building professionals, practicing engineers, students and individuals aspiring to build low carbon and sustainable buildings.

Testing and Characterisation of Earth based Building Materials and Elements

Testing and Characterisation of Earth based Building Materials and Elements
Author: Antonin Fabbri,Jean-Claude Morel,Jean-Emmanuel Aubert,Quoc-Bao Bui,Domenico Gallipoli,B.V. Venkatarama Reddy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN: 303083297X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Testing and Characterisation of Earth based Building Materials and Elements Book Excerpt:

This book presents the work done by the RILEM Technical Committee 274-TCE. It focuses on the estimation of the parameters which are necessary to properly design earthen constructions. It provides a compilation of the value classically obtained for the key parameters of earthen materials, a pedagogical presentation of the main testing procedures for earthen materials, their advantage and their drawback and an overview of most standards on earthen materials, whatever their origin and their language.The book is divided into eight chapters. After a general introduction on earthen materials and constructions, the state of the art on the material characterisation technics, the assessment of hygrothermal performance, the mechanical behaviour, seismic resistance and the durability will be presented, each in a dedicated chapter. On the basis of these last chapters, a critical review of the standards which are used for earthen material will be presented in the last chapter. The last chapter is dedicated to the analysis of the environmental potential of earth-based building materials.

Innovations in Behavioural Health Architecture

Innovations in Behavioural Health Architecture
Author: Stephen Verderber
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN: 1351819860
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations in Behavioural Health Architecture Book Excerpt:

***WINNER OF A NAUTILUS 2018 SILVER MEDAL BOOK AWARD*** Innovations in Behavioural Health Architecture is the most comprehensive book written on this topic in more than 40 years. It examines the ways in which healthcare architecture can contribute, as a highly valued informational and reference source, to the provision of psychiatric and addictive disorder treatment in communities around the world. It provides an overview of the need for a new generation of progressively planned and designed treatment centres – both inpatient and outpatient care environments – and the advantages, challenges, and opportunities associated with meeting the burgeoning need for treatment settings of this type. Additional chapters address the specifics of geriatric psychiatry and its architectural ramifications in light of the rapid aging of societies globally and provide a comprehensive compendium of planning and design considerations for these places in both inpatient and outpatient care contexts. Finally, the book presents an expansive and fully illustrated set of international case studies that express state-of-the-art advancements in architecture for behavioural healthcare.

Persuasive Technology Designing for Future Change

Persuasive Technology  Designing for Future Change
Author: Sandra Burri Gram-Hansen,Tanja Svarre Jonasen,Cees Midden
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN: 3030457125
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persuasive Technology Designing for Future Change Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2020, held in Aalborg, Denmark, in April 2020. The 18 full papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 79 submissions. The papers are grouped in the following topical sections: methodological and theoretical perspectives on persuasive design; persuasive in practice, digital insights; persuasive technologies for health and wellbeing; persuasive solutions for a sustainable future; and on security and ethics in persuasive technology.

Materials for Architects and Builders

Materials for Architects and Builders
Author: Arthur Lyons
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN: 1000477983
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials for Architects and Builders Book Excerpt:

Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout. This new sixth edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy-saving building components.

Subverting Consumerism

Subverting Consumerism
Author: Robert Crocker,Keri Chiveralls
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2018-07-24
ISBN: 1317281136
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subverting Consumerism Book Excerpt:

There is now a widespread interest in reuse in many domains, from opera houses built over old warehouses, to vintage clothes and everyday goods incorporating repurposed materials or parts. Despite its ubiquity, this extensive creative work is typically seen in narrowly environmental terms, as a means of reducing carbon, resource use or waste. However, as this volume shows, reuse also has aesthetic and cultural dimensions and a rich social currency, invoked to consciously subvert the accelerated consumer culture responsible for our unfolding environmental crisis. In three parts, the essays in this book consider reuse in terms of values, aesthetics and meaning, its application in contemporary urban and spatial settings, and the revival of social practices involving a more conscious recourse to reuse and repair. These are bookended by the editors' essays: the first, on the significant relationship between reuse and technological and social acceleration evident in the surrounding consumer society; and the last, on the multiple forms of reuse deployed in a contemporary alternative building practice, and their contributions to presenting alternative ways of living in the world. Challenging dominant understandings of ‘waste’ and ‘consumption’, Subverting Consumerism shows how reuse has become a means for many to creatively engage with the past, and to discover a continuity and sense of place eroded by the accelerative regimes of contemporary consumerism. Becoming a means of resistance, and offering a range of aesthetic, social and economic possibilities, reuse can be found to subvert and challenge the obsessive quest for the new found in contemporary consumerism.

Modern Earth Buildings

Modern Earth Buildings
Author: Matthew R Hall,R Lindsay,M Krayenhoff
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2012-07-11
ISBN: 0857096168
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Earth Buildings Book Excerpt:

The construction of earth buildings has been taking place worldwide for centuries. With the improved energy efficiency, high level of structural integrity and aesthetically pleasing finishes achieved in modern earth construction, it is now one of the leading choices for sustainable, low-energy building. Modern earth buildings provides an essential exploration of the materials and techniques key to the design, development and construction of such buildings. Beginning with an overview of modern earth building, part one provides an introduction to design and construction issues including insulation, occupant comfort and building codes. Part two goes on to investigate materials for earth buildings, before building technologies are explored in part three including construction techniques for earth buildings. Modern earth structural engineering is the focus of part four, including the creation of earth masonry structures, use of structural steel elements and design of natural disaster-resistant earth buildings. Finally, part five of Modern earth buildings explores the application of modern earth construction through international case studies. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Modern earth buildings is a key reference work for all low-impact building engineers, architects and designers, along with academics in this field. Provides an essential exploration of the materials and techniques key to the design, development and construction of modern earth buildings Comprehensively discusses design and construction issues, materials for earth buildings, construction techniques and modern earth structural engineering, among other topics Examines the application of modern earth construction through international case studies

Ecological Building Materials for Deserts and Drylands

Ecological Building Materials for Deserts and Drylands
Author: Daniela A. Ottmann
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030954560
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Building Materials for Deserts and Drylands Book Excerpt:

Crops in Construction Handbook

Crops in Construction Handbook
Author: Andrew Cripps
Publsiher: CIRIA
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0860176142
Category: Building materials
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crops in Construction Handbook Book Excerpt:

The handbook focuses on products that are available now and shows how they can be used successfully in construction projects. It also covers products that are being developed or are likely to be available soon.

The Good House Book

The Good House Book
Author: Clarke Snell
Publsiher: Lark Books
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781579902810
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good House Book Book Excerpt:

From Lark Books and Natural Home magazine--which has a circulation of 200,000--comes an illustrated, unique guide to building an earth-friendly home. To create a dwelling that’s both ecologically sustainable and attractive, Natural Home magazine is the place to go. With this exquisitely illustrated guide, packed with 400 photos and illustrations, anyone can put environmentally friendly ideas into beautiful practice. Here’s an intelligent look at how a home is supposed to function and a variety of different building approaches. What’s important is finding the right solution to fit your individual needs, local climate, and natural resources. The broad range of topics covered include choosing a site; selecting materials; building with straw bale, cob, adobe, or rammed earth; and plugging into alternative home power systems. Interviews with six homeowners, and photos of the dream homes they built, provide invaluable insight.

Beginnings of Interior Environments

Beginnings of Interior Environments
Author: Lynn M. Jones
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1119849934
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginnings of Interior Environments Book Excerpt:

The gold standard for entry-level interior design education, now published by Wiley In this Eleventh Edition of Beginnings of Interior Environments, accomplished interior designer and professor Lynn M. Jones delivers a balanced and comprehensive overview of commercial and residential interior design. Written to offer coverage of the creative and technical characteristics of the profession, the text also addresses Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) content. The book presents topics on the scope of the profession, spatial development, and visual literacy while also reviewing the factors of quality aesthetics. Hundreds of images from actual design projects, supplied by national and international design firms, illustrate the design process. “Design Scenarios,” or case studies, demonstrate examples of professional practice and in-house production work students are likely to encounter during their career. The text discusses issues of global importance, from sustainability to universal design; a pictorial essay reviews the history of style. Readers will also enjoy: An introduction to interior environments, including the fundamentals of interior design and the health, safety, and welfare benefits of interior design An exploration of design fundamentals, including the elements and principles of design, with a special emphasis on color Practical discussions on building construction, including construction components and codes, as well as lighting, electrical, and communication systems An entire section dedicated to interior finishes—upholstery, wallcoverings, and floorings—and furnishings—furniture, art, and accessories In-depth examinations of the profession of interior design, including career opportunities Beginnings of Interior Environments is perfect for students in an introductory interior design course, and an indispensable resource for anyone seeking a balanced interior design perspective for their home or office.

Embodied Memories Embedded Healing

Embodied Memories  Embedded Healing
Author: Xinmin Liu,Peter I-Min Huang
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2021-10-15
ISBN: 1793647607
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embodied Memories Embedded Healing Book Excerpt:

Embodied Memories, Embedded Healing foregrounds the East Asian cultural beliefs and practices that shape the environmental consciousness of the twenty-first century. In highlighting such influences, this anthology also foregrounds the closely related new and exciting directions in ecocriticism.

Builders of the Pacific Coast

Builders of the Pacific Coast
Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publsiher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0936070439
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Builders of the Pacific Coast Book Excerpt:

In 2004, Lloyd Kahn discovered a group of unique carpenters along the Pacific Coast of North America. Over a two-year period, he made four trips north from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area, up the coast, shooting the photos that appear in this book. To preserve homeowners' privacy, specific locations are not given, but suffice to say this book focuses on the Pacific Coast north from San Francisco up to and around Vancouver Island, British Columbia, latitudes 37 to 49 degrees. There's been a vortex of creative carpentry energy in this part of the world over the last 30 years. Many of the builders shown here got started in the countercultural era of the '60s and '70s, and their work has never been shown in books or magazine articles.

Sustainable Building with Earth

Sustainable Building with Earth
Author: Horst Schroeder
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-09-28
ISBN: 3319194917
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Building with Earth Book Excerpt:

This book provides an insightful overview of the current state of earth building. The author approaches the subject from the perspective of the building material’s life cycle, featuring in-depth explanations of the cycle's individual steps: extraction and classification of construction soil; production of earth building materials and earthen structures; planning, construction and renovation of earth buildings; and demolition and recycling of earthen structures. This unique resource provides examples of sophisticated earth building projects and illustrates the diverse applications of earth as a building material. Compared to conventional mineral building materials, earth possesses particularly positive ecological qualities such as its energy balance and recyclability. Architects, engineers, students, manufacturers and distributors of building materials, building contractors, building biologists, public authorities and preservationists will benefit from this book’s ample coverage of restoring, optimizing and building with this material of the past, present and future.

EarthTalk

EarthTalk
Author: E Magazine
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN: 1440641552
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EarthTalk Book Excerpt:

From the authors of the leading environmental handbook Green Living, the best of E's nationally syndicated Q&A column, EarthTalk Knowledge of environmental issues and sustainability is increasingly important as industrialization and climate change continue to wreak havoc on our ecosystems and our psyche. As temperatures rise—and icecaps shrink and storms lash our coastal areas into oblivion—being smart about carbon footprints, waste streams and consumer choices becomes increasingly important for all of us. That’s where EarthTalk comes in. EarthTalk gathers together the best of readers' questions on the environment and the best ways to live green and answers in a quick and easy guide for the average Joe (or Jane). Searching by subject or looking up questions in the index, readers can learn everything from the difference between wild and farmed salmon to the pros and cons of nuclear power. EarthTalk provides the essential tools and tips to living in harmony with the planet.

Optimistic Environmentalist The

Optimistic Environmentalist  The
Author: David R. Boyd
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN: 1770907645
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimistic Environmentalist The Book Excerpt:

A hopeful, inspiring, and honest take on the environment Yes, the world faces substantial environmental challenges — climate change, pollution, and extinction. But the surprisingly good news is that we have solutions to these problems. In the past 50 years, a remarkable number of environmental problems have been solved, while substantial progress is ongoing on others. The Optimistic Environmentalist chronicles these remarkable success stories. Endangered species — from bald eagles to gray whales — pulled back from the precipice of extinction. Thousands of new parks, protecting billions of hectares of land and water. The salvation of the ozone layer, vital to life on Earth. The exponential growth of renewable energy powered by wind, water, and sun. The race to be the greenest city in the world. Remarkable strides in cleaning up the air we breathe and the water we drink. The banning of dozens of the world's most toxic chemicals. A circular economy where waste is a thing of the past. Past successes pave the way for even greater achievements in the future. Providing a powerful antidote to environmental despair, this book inspires optimism, leading readers to take action and exemplifying how change can happen. A bright green future is not only possible, it's within our grasp.

Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings

Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings
Author: Paul Graham McHenry
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780816511242
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings Book Excerpt:

Earth is the oldest and most widely used building material in the world today. It's abundant, inexpensive, and energy-efficient. But if you're building with earth, simplicity of material needn't be an excuse for poor planning. Paul Graham McHenry, author of the best-selling Adobe - Build It Yourself, here provides the most complete, accurate, and factual source of technical information on building with earth. Lavishly illustrated with scores of photographs and drawings, Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings spells out details of: ¥ soil selection ¥ adobe brick manufacturing ¥ adobe brick wall construction ¥ rammed earth wall construction ¥ window and door detailing ¥ earth wall finishes ¥ foundations ¥ floor and roof structures ¥ insulation ¥ mechanical considerations. Whether you're designing a new building or renovating an existing structure, Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings can show you how to achieve better results.

Tourism as a Tool for Development

Tourism as a Tool for Development
Author: P. Díaz
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN: 1845648129
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism as a Tool for Development Book Excerpt:

Some researchers perceive tourism as a process which creates dependency and causes loss of socioeconomic and environmental control, and is harmful to traditional sociocultural structures. For others it is clearly an opportunity for development and convergence among societies. The main consequences of tourism are economic, sociocultural and socio-ecological ones. These directly affect the natural and cultural landscape, as well as the inhabitants of the destinations. ‘Proper management’ can unite the local community; strengthen the historical memory and promote the recognition that the landscape is a legacy worth preserving. If local people can learn to appreciate the need for regulation and careful development of cultural tourism then it is possible to have an alternative to the strategies of convenience, based upon the view of tourism only for profit. Designing tourism to serve heritage and local sustainable development not only helps to conserve the resources that make it possible, but also complies with the ethical duty to guide social perception towards awareness and respect, which in turn will lead to sustainability. By means of case studies and theoretical developments, the authors attempt to present methods designed to minimise the impacts of tourism and encourage its positive effects. Some ideas in the book discuss the role of local communities, their participation in development management, the singularities of community tourism, planning, local governance and the relationship between socio-economic benefits and impacts.