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Building with Cob by Adam Weismann

Title Building with Cob
Author Adam Weismann
Publisher Sustainable Building
Release 2006
Category House & Home
Total Pages 252
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Apply the ancient technique of building with cob to contemporary situations, with these detailed illustrations and instructions.

Title Building a Cob Home All About Cob Homes
Author Sean Mosley
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
Release 2013-07-13
Category House & Home
Total Pages
ISBN 1304182622
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Cob homes are known to be small and size efficient. There are many reasons that they are built to “tiny home” standards. Most builders and residents of cob homes understand and appreciate keeping things simple and down to earth.

Building Green by Clarke Snell

Title Building Green
Author Clarke Snell
Publisher Lark Books
Release 2005
Category House & Home
Total Pages 615
ISBN 9781579905323
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Helps environmentally conscious readers build a home with the health of the planet as a primary concern, offering advice on design, siting, and construction of various types of sustainable buildings.

Title Building A Practical Backyard Cob Hut
Author Matthew J. Steven
Publisher Steven Family Publishing
Release 2014-07-04
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 86
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In "Building a Practical Backyard Cob Hut," author Matthew Steven tells the story of his ultimate summertime back yard project: Hand sculpting a useful building out of the very mud it stands on. Cob is a type of masonry that is typically hand sculpted out of mixed mud, sand and straw. Cob buildings are massive structures built for quiet and comfort. Cob construction offers an unusually fun opportunity to novice and expert builders alike to express their artistic side while creating useful structures of lasting beauty. Filled with color photographs following the entire construction process and packed with practical knowledge, this book eschews the mystical aspects of primitive building and focuses on a simple step by step process from planning to finishing a cob structure. You will feel more confident about starting your own cob project after reading "Building a Practical Backyard Cob Hut." Included with your purchase of the book is access to the book web site and Facebook group, where you can get your questions answered.

When Technology Fails by Matthew Stein

Title When Technology Fails
Author Matthew Stein
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Release 2008-08-18
Category House & Home
Total Pages 493
ISBN 1603580956
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

Building Surveys by Peter Glover

Title Building Surveys
Author Peter Glover
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-02-15
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 376
ISBN 1136192069
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Building Surveys has been a trusted guide for both students and professionals for over 30 years, evolving throughout its eight editions to address the challenges and responsibilities of the building surveying role. It covers everything needed for initial inspections such as equipment, know-how and procedures to writing an accurate report, making it indispensable to those practicing in or studying this field. This updated eighth edition features new material on modern methods of construction, and the drive for green homes. Essential reading for building construction students, professional surveyors, and others who may be required to inspect and report on buildings. Illustrated throughout with colour photos showing examples of building defects in full detail. All the structural aspects of property surveying are explained, covering foundations, walls and roofs as well as what to look out for, and how to deal with problems. Materials and techniques no longer in use are covered as well as new technologies, so the reader is prepared for anything they might encounter. Legal considerations and recent cases are also used to illustrate good working practice, making this an extremely practical companion to the subject.

Building Surveys by P. V. Glover

Title Building Surveys
Author P. V. Glover
Publisher Elsevier
Release 2009
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 338
ISBN 1856176061
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Since the first edition was published in 1983, Building Surveys has been the core text in its field for students and professionals alike. Covering everything needed for initial inspections such as equipment, know-how and procedures to writing an accurate report, this book is a proven indispensable guide. It considers all the structural elements required when surveying a property for example, foundations, walls and roofs as well as what to look out for and how to deal with it. Legal considerations and recent cases are used to illustrate good working practice making this a comprehensive text to this important subject. * Based on real-life experience of professional surveyors * Covers knowledge, techniques and equipment needed to inspect and report on a range of properties * Legal and regulatory requirements fully updated and explained including the changed circumstances in relation to the governments Home Information Packs and in particular the relegation of the Home Condition Report to the status of optional, rather than obligatory, part of the pack. * Claims against surveyors has resulted in the much greater us of action paragraphs in surveyors reports and new to this edition the specimen report in the book has been re-written to reflect this * Additional colour photographs have been added which improve the readability and look of the book and enhance the text.

Title Field Guide to Appropriate Technology
Author Barrett Hazeltine
Publisher Elsevier
Release 2003-04-09
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 874
ISBN 0080469809
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Field Guide to Appropriate Technology is an all-in-one "hands-on guide" for nontechnical and technical people working in less developed communities. It has been developed and designed with a prestigious team of authors, each of whom has worked extensively in developing societies throughout the world. This field guide includes: Step-by-step instructions and illustrations showing how to build and maintain a vast array of appropriate technology systems and devices Unique coverage on healthcare, basic business and project management, principles of design, promotion, scheduling, training, microlending, and more Teachers, doctors, construction workers, forest and agricultural specialists, scientists and healthcare workers, and religious and government representatives will find this book a first source for advice Step-by-step instructions and illustrations showing how to build and maintain a vast array of appropriate technology systems and devices Unique coverage on healthcare, basic business and project management, principles of design, promotion, scheduling, training, microlending, and more Teachers, doctors, construction workers, forest and agricultural specialists, scientists and healthcare workers, and religious and government representatives will find this book a first source for advice

Title Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
Author Yoon-Moon Chun
Publisher CRC Press
Release 2020-11-26
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 816
ISBN 1000155420
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The construction materials industry is a major user of the world’s resources. While enormous progress has been made towards sustainability, the scope and opportunities for improvements are significant. To further the effort for sustainable development, a conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies was held at Coventry University, Coventry, U.K., from June 11th - 13th, 2007, to highlight case studies and research on new and innovative ways of achieving sustainability of construction materials and technologies. This book presents selected, important contributions made at the conference. Over 190 papers from over 45 countries were accepted for presentation at the conference, of which approximately 100 selected papers are published in this book. The rest of the papers are published in two supplementary books. Topics covered in this book include: sustainable alternatives to natural sand, stone, and Portland cement in concrete; sustainable use of recyclable resources such as fly ash, ground municipal waste slag, pozzolan, rice-husk ash, silica fume, gypsum plasterboard (drywall), and lime in construction; sustainable mortar, concrete, bricks, blocks, and backfill; the economics and environmental impact of sustainable materials and structures; use of construction and demolition wastes, and organic materials (straw bale, hemp, etc.) in construction; sustainable use of soil, timber, and wood products; and related sustainable construction and rehabilitation technologies.

Healing Appalachia by Albert J. Fritsch

Title Healing Appalachia
Author Albert J. Fritsch
Publisher University Press of Kentucky
Release 2007-05-11
Category Architecture
Total Pages 435
ISBN 9780813191775
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Healing Appalachia is the first book to apply "appropriate technology," or the simplest level of technology that can effectively achieve the desired result, specifically to the Appalachian region. The authors examine thirty low-cost, people-friendly, and environmentally benign appropriate technologies that are concerned with such issues as food preservation, land use, shelter, and transportation. They pay close attention to the practicality of each technique according to affordability, ease of use, and ecological soundness. Details on construction and maintenance and resources for locating further information are included, making this an essential volume for everyone who cares about the future of Appalachia.

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