28 Dec '15, 7am

Earthbag Building: Foundation for SB House in Haiti

Builders Without Borders’ Haiti team, led by architect Martin Hammer and builder Andy Mueller, completed its first project in March 2011 in Port-au-Prince. BWB’s Ti Kay Pay (Small Straw House) is the first straw bale building in Haiti. Rubble trench complete Mesh reinforced concrete footing over rubble trench Tarp remnant is sewn to become a gravel bag Gravel bag foundation, using salvaged tarps sewn to fit Jean Louis Elie tying off barbed wire reinforcing for concrete cap of gravel bag stem wall External bamboo pin grabs gravel bag stem wall. Galvanized mesh awaits a lime-cement plaster. Steel compression mould with farm jack is used to compress rice straw into a bale. First strawbale building in Haiti, under construction Roof trusses using dismantled pallets for webs and bottom chords Jean Louis and Annio apply exterior scratch coat of earth plaster Site soil, sand, and ...

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

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