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Stone Construction

Stone is a traditional building material that is used in many applications. It can usually be obtained locally and worked with hand tools, which makes it a viable option for construction.

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Building with Stone and Earth - Part I

Part 1 describes building techniques for round buildings using stones and earth.

Bill Holmes, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 1997

Building with Stone and Earth - Part II

Part 2 covers the building techniques for a square building using stones and earth, and describes an alternative 'single skin' wall.

Bill Holmes, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 1997

Dry Stone Causeway

Causeways are a strong, low-cost means of river crossing.

Richard Tufnell, Published by Research Information on 2008

Improving Paths and Tracks Part 1

Part 1 of 3: Paths and tracks link small communities to road networks.

Gary Taylor, Published by Research Information on 2008

Improving Paths and Tracks Part 2

Part 2 of 3: This part deals with wet and marshy areas.

Gary Taylor, Published by Research Information on 2008

Improving Paths and Tracks Part 3

Part 3 of 3: This part focuses on steep and mountainous areas.

Gary Taylor, Published by Research Information on 2008

Spurs and Dykes for Flood Protection

Spurs and dykes are structures that protect river banks and contain flood waters. They can be built by communities using stones and wire.

Neil Noble, Published on 2011

Stone Arch Bridges

Stone arch bridges are a strong and cost effective technology for rural roads. This manual provides supervisors of stone arch bridge works an easy step by step guide ensuring adherence to quality...

Steven Hollevoet Kasese, Published by Belgium Development Cooperation on 2013

Stone Arch Bridges - Chapter 1

Introduction to stone arch bridges.

Steven Hollevoet Kasese, Published on 2014

Stone Arch Bridges - Chapter 2

Design of stone arch bridges.

Steven Hollevoet Kasese, Published on 2014

Stone Arch Bridges - Chapter 3

Construction of stone arch bridges.

Steven Hollevoet Kasese, Published on 2014

Stone Arch Bridges - Chapter 4

References and further reading.

Steven Hollevoet Kasese, Published on 2014

Stone Arch Bridges - Chapter 5

Table of Annexes.

Steven Hollevoet Kasese, Published on 2014

The Boulder Concept in Building Walls

This brief was written BY the Building Advisory Service and Information Network (BASIN) providing information resources on low-cost building technologies.

Professor Asher Shadmon, Published by BASIN on 1997

 

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