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Cob Tech info on cob, rammed earth, etc.John Schinnerer jschinnerer at seattle.usweb.com
Wed Nov 26 15:09:10 PST 1997
------ =_NextPart_000_01BCFA7D.40D220A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Aloha, A little while back someone suggested more scientific research to = "prove" various code-related aspects of cob, etc. There is one book I'm = aware of that has some details on research that has been done: "Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings : Design and Construction" by Paul Graham McHenry ISBN: 0816511241 Most of the book is about industrial methods of building adobe and = rammed earth buildings. There is one chapter that details various research done since the 70's. = It is all on rammed earth and/or adobe, not cob, and done in = southwestern US climates, but should be somewhat relevant. I must add = that if read with care the blind spots of the researchers stand out - = for example, they don't really ever "get it" with regards to the = difference between insulative value and thermal mass. They do manage to = determine some U-values (a technical term for resistance to heat flow) = for adobe and rammed earth (quite low, of course, as these materials, = like cob, are not particularly insulative).=20 John Schinnerer ------ =_NextPart_000_01BCFA7D.40D220A0 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: application/ms-tnef Size: 2396 bytes Desc: not available URL: <http://www.deatech.com/pipermail/coblist/attachments/19971126/2fc4a453/attachment.bin> ------ =_NextPart_000_01BCFA7D.40D220A0--
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