08 May '12, 7am

Earthbag Building: Free Burma Rangers Clinic

Earthbag Building: Free Burma Rangers Clinic

Engineering Ministries International is a non-profit organization of Christian design professionals. They provide engineering and architectural design for Christian ministries in the developing world. In the fall of 2011 they conducted a construction training workshop for earthbag building. They also provided training in a thin shell latex concrete roof system called the HyPar, due to its hyperbolic paraboloid shape. The roof is about 1 cm thick, strong enough to walk on, and lasts for decades. The training was in northwest Thailand, near the Burma border. The ministry is the Free Burma Rangers, a small organization that provides medical support to minority groups in Burma being attacked by the Burma Army. They want to build an earthbag medical facility in the jungle of Burma with surgical operating, lab, and X-ray to serve people there. The hospital at Jungle School of Me...

Full article: http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/projects/hypar.htm

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