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Natural earth soils, such as clay and mud, provide good low-cost construction materials and help to regulate temperatures in buildings.

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Interlocking Brick (CSEB) Production Manual

Interlocking Bricks (CSEB) are made by mixing Soil, Sand and Cement and compressing it in a machine. It is an Earthquake resistant technology recommended by the government of Nepal. It is fast to...

Build Up Nepal, Published on 2018

What are Interlocking Bricks?

Interlocking Bricks (CSEB) are made by mixing Soil, Sand and Cement and compressing it in a machine. It is an Earthquake resistant technology recommended by the government of Nepal. It is fast to...

Build up Nepal, Published on 2017

Entrepreneurship reconstruction with Earth Bricks

Build up Nepal & Practical Action are supporting a growing number of entrepreneurs in Rasuwa & Nuwakot to produce Earth Bricks. Earth Bricks are safe and sustainable to build with. Strength is...

Build up Nepal, Published by Build up Nepal on 2017

Compressed Stabilised Earth Block (CSEB) Construction Manual

This technical brief explains about the Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks structure.

Build Up Nepal, Published on 2017

La Construction Sans Bois – Une Vue D’Ensemble

Construction sans bois : un transfert de technologie Sud-Sud pour traiter les problèmes d'environnement et de construction, dans la partie ouest du Sahel, en Afrique.

John Norton, Published on 2015

دليل بناء المنزل القبوي من الطين

دليل خطوة بخطوة للمباني القبوية الخالية من الأخشاب، يحتوي على صور ورسوم فنية

Yousef Hasan Adern;Ali Alzubair, Published by Practical Action on 2009

Clay as a Binder

Clays are the main binders of earth and are made up of very small mineral particles leached out during the erosion of rock.

Otto Ruskulis, Published by BASIN on 2008

Mud Plasters and Renders

Mud plasters are used for houses built from mud but can also be used for buildings of stone and fired brick.

Otto Ruskulis, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 2009

The Construction of the Timberless House Model

A step by step guide to constructing domed timberless buildings with photographs and technical drawings.

Yousef Hasan Adern;Ali Alzubair, Published by Practical Action on 2009

Woodless Construction: Change and Adaptation to Local Needs

Woodless construction: A south south technology transfer by Development Workshop to address the environmental and construction issues of the West African Sahel region.

John Norton, Published on 2012

Woodless Construction: Training of Trainers and Builders

Woodless construction: A south south technology transfer by Development Workshop to address the environmental and construction issues of the West African Sahel region.

John Norton, Published on 2012

Woodless Construction: An Overview

Woodless construction: A south south technology transfer by Development Workshop to address the environmental and construction issues of the West African Sahel region.

John Norton, Published on 2012

Making Stabilised Soil Blocks

Deals with the two main problems that can arise with earth buildings: stabilisation and compaction.

Practical Action, Published on 2007

Additives to Clay - Minerals and Synthetic

Earth has been used for building for thousands of years. Good quality durable earth buildings can be built to suit local conditions and structural requirements.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 1991

Additives to Clay - Organic

Earth has been used for building for thousands of years throughout the world, and is a multi-component system usually consisting of stones, sand, silt, clay and water.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 1991

 

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