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Geiger Research Institute of Sustainable Building Home Page

Geiger Research Institute of Sustainable Building promotes natural building, and sustainable design and development through research, training, education and ...

Link: grisb.org

  • Tamped Earth Floors

    grisb.org 11 Dec '15, 7pm

    Unstabilized Earthen Floor Using Road Base by Frank Meyer [Note: This technique by Frank Meyer is a alternate method for making earthen floors. Tamped earth floors dry much faster than poured adobe and also cracks less.] A few years ago, when asked to make an earthen floor, I started ...

  • If anyone knows of someone needing emergency shelter... Please share!

    Free Straw Bale Emergency Shelter Plans

    grisb.org 16 Jan '16, 1am

    Free plans are now available thanks to the efforts of Matts Myhrman, Judy Knox and Owen Geiger. These low-cost shelter plans include drawings and specifications in three formats - Microsoft Word, JPEG and HTML. Click here to view the Straw Bale Shelter Plans in Microsoft Word. Click h...

  • Compressed Earth Block Building Code

    grisb.org 01 May '16, 12pm

    Compressed earth block shall not be used in any building more than (2) stories in height. The height of every wall of compressed earth block without lateral support shall be defined in Subsection B of 14.7.4.8 NMAC, table 1. The height of the wall is defined as the distance from the t...

  • Tractor Cob

    grisb.org 07 Jun '12, 12am

    Tractor Cob – An Interview with Pete Fust by Owen Geiger In most cases, even small improvements in a building process are quickly documented and published in books, journals and videos. Perhaps the most astounding fact about tractor cob is that even though it reduces the time and labo...

  • Geiger Research Institute of Sustainable Building Home Page

    grisb.org 17 Jun '12, 10pm

    have completed a fire test that should help mainstream strawbale construction. The New Mexico building codes for straw-clay, compressed earth block and adobe have been added to our Publications page, along with the new ICC bamboo codes. Free emergency shelter plans have been developed...

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