Monday, May 01, 2006

N 51

"In keeping with traditional and contemporary rammed earth methods in Europe, no Portland cement was used in the rammed earth portions of the wall."


"Rowland Keable and Martin Rauch, two leading rammed earth practitioners in England and Austria respectively, both claimed in independent interviews and site visits during June 2005 that the addition of portland cement was unnecessary in a properly detailed rammed earth structure if the natural clay content was high enough in the soil used for compaction."

That, along with some great photos can be found here at Joe Dahmen's rammed earth site.

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