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[Cob] cob in vancouverIan Marcuse dtebb at alternatives.com
Thu Feb 26 09:12:42 PST 2004
While we have anecdotal info on earthquakes, I wonder if anyone or group has had the opportunity to do such testing on curved cob walls. How did you design your testing? What variables did you look at? We will be working with a siesmic engineer who will help us of course. One thing that they are advising for earthen buildings (I don't recall exactly the form, perhaps adobe) is to wrap or build into the walls a wire mesh. He agreed that straw would likely work in the same way. It would be interesting to test for different levels of straw content. Anyhow, yes, I hope that we will be able to provide data and other info on our website. I also remember that otherfish (if I am correct) has put together a program for cob testing. What has come of this? Is anyone familiar with the New Zealand Standards? What is missing? What needs to be done? Our city administration here in Vancouver is now ready to develop code for cob here in the city as we have engineers and code developers working with us. I have been putting together resources for them. Does anyone have experience developing cob code? I welcome any thoughts and ideas on developing a cob testing program that we may be able to undertake at the University. Regards, Ian Marcuse >From: "Ian Marcuse" > >>we have also teamed up the University >>of British Columbia engineering, who are >>making their labs available for testing, >>including a shake table for siesmic testing. > >That's great news! Will you be posting the results on the website? I live >in US seismic zone 3 and have been hoping for just such research! > >Brina > > >_______________________________________________ >Coblist mailing list >Coblist at deatech.com >http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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