Sustainable Building with Earth

Authors: Schroeder, Horst

  • The first-ever English edition of the seminal work in the Earth Building field
  • Provides examples of sophisticated earth building projects and illustrates the diverse applications of earth as a building material
  • Explains DIN 18945 – 47 standards for industrially-produced earth blocks and earth mortars
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About this book

This book provides an insightful overview of the current state of earth building. The author approaches the subject from the perspective of the building material’s life cycle, featuring in-depth explanations of the cycle's individual steps: extraction and classification of construction soil; production of earth building materials and earthen structures; planning, construction and renovation of earth buildings; and demolition and recycling of earthen structures. This unique resource provides examples of sophisticated earth building projects and illustrates the diverse applications of earth as a building material. Compared to conventional mineral building materials, earth possesses particularly positive ecological qualities such as its energy balance and recyclability. Architects, engineers, students, manufacturers and distributors of building materials, building contractors, building biologists, public authorities and preservationists will benefit from this book’s ample coverage of restoring, optimizing and building with this material of the past, present and future.

About the authors

Dr.-Ing. Horst Schroeder is a founding member of the German Association of Building with Earth (Dachverband Lehm e. V.). For twenty years he was the chairman of the association and has been its honorary president since 2012. Up to 2012, he was a lecturer in the fields of “earth building” and “planning and building in developing countries” at the Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany. He has been active in research and teaching and has worked as a consultant for various German and international organizations.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Development of Earth Building

    Schroeder, Horst

    Pages 1-46

  • Construction Soil – Sourcing, Extraction and Classification

    Schroeder, Horst

    Pages 47-110

  • Earth Building Materials – Production, Requirements and Testing

    Schroeder, Horst

    Pages 111-254

  • Earthen Structures – Planning, Building and Construction Supervision

    Schroeder, Horst

    Pages 255-391

  • Structures Built of Earth Building Materials – Impacts, Structural Damage and Preservation

    Schroeder, Horst

    Pages 393-503

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19491-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19490-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Building with Earth
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19491-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19491-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-19490-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 560
Topics