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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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Compressed Stabilised Earth Block (CSEB) Construction Manual

Build Up Nepal, Published on 2017

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

Stone Arch Bridges - Chapter 1

Steven Hollevoet Kasese, Published on 2014

Introduction to stone arch bridges.

Stone Arch Bridges - Chapter 2

Steven Hollevoet Kasese, Published on 2014

Design of stone arch bridges.

Stone Arch Bridges - Chapter 3

Steven Hollevoet Kasese, Published on 2014

Construction of stone arch bridges.

Stone Arch Bridges - Chapter 4

Steven Hollevoet Kasese, Published on 2014

References and further reading.

Stone Arch Bridges - Chapter 5

Steven Hollevoet Kasese, Published on 2014

Table of Annexes.

Improving Paths and Tracks Part 3

Gary Taylor, Published by Research Information on 2008

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

Improving Paths and Tracks Part 2

Gary Taylor, Published by Research Information on 2008

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

Improving Paths and Tracks Part 1

Gary Taylor, Published by Research Information on 2008

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

Dry Stone Causeway

Richard Tufnell, Published by Research Information on 2008

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

Stone Arch Bridges

Steven Hollevoet Kasese, Published by Belgium Development Cooperation on 2013

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...

The Boulder Concept in Building Walls

Professor Asher Shadmon, Published by BASIN on 1997

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

Spurs and Dykes for Flood Protection

Neil Noble, Published on 2011

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

Building with Stone and Earth - Part II

Bill Holmes, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 1997

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

Building with Stone and Earth - Part I

Bill Holmes, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 1997

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

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