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[Cob] Mainstreaming Natural BuildingTom Johnson arlintj at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 27 12:54:58 PDT 2007
Please pardon if my ignorance is showing I am new around here. I live in Western Washington. Cob does not seem to be getting much exposure around here. Any "cobbers" please respond. Is there currently a unified effort to crack the building code problem? Who is on board for research and engineering? Are there municipalities willing to risk being front runners in the search for a greener way, not in Oregon? Are there any pilot projects currently ongoing with the participation of government, education and business partners. Most importantly is there money available to do such a thing. Since cob creates a monolithic structure it seems to me that it would be a likely candidate for computer modeled analysis. Most joe lunchbuckets out there are stuck in the ordinary and conventional. How does cob appeal to them? While I appreciate the uniqueness of many of the cob structures available for view on the internet I don't see how they would appeal to most of my neighbors. How does cob create an opportunity for builders and suppliers of building materials. Acceptance and integration of natural building materials into the conventional building industry would certainly make it easier for those of us who would like to live a more natural life. In short how do we go about selling NBM to the overcarbonized? --------------------------------- Ahhh...imagining that irresistible "new car" smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
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