Download Modern Earth Buildings: Materials, Engineering, Constructions and Applications PDF book free online – From Modern Earth Buildings: Materials, Engineering, Constructions and Applications PDF: The construction of earth buildings has been taking place worldwide for centuries.
With the improved energy efficiency, high level of structural integrity and aesthetically pleasing finishes achieved in modern earth construction, it is now one of the leading choices for sustainable, low-energy building. Modern earth buildings provides an essential exploration of the materials and techniques key to the design, development and construction of such buildings.
Beginning with an overview of modern earth building, part one provides an introduction to design and construction issues including insulation, occupant comfort and building codes. Part two goes on to investigate materials for earth buildings, before building technologies are explored in part three including construction techniques for earth buildings. Modern earth structural engineering is the focus of part four, including the creation of earth masonry structures, use of structural steel elements and design of natural disaster-resistant earth buildings. Finally, part five of Modern earth buildings explores the application of modern earth construction through international case studies.
With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Modern earth buildings is a key reference work for all low-impact building engineers, architects and designers, along with academics in this field.
Long overdue as a resource and instantly useable by knowledge professionals., Keith Robinson, Dialog Architecture
About the Author
Dr Matthew R. Hall is a Lecturer in civil engineering materials at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is an award winning researcher, noted for his work in the fields of thermo-physical properties and heat and mass transport in porous materials.
Rick Lindsay is the Managing Director of Earth Structures Pty Ltd, Australia.
Meror Krayenhoff is the founder of SIREWALL Inc, Canada.