Engineer's Report: Seismic Performance Evaluation and Tire Construction Analysis

Front Cover
eBookIt.com, Feb 1, 2013 - Architecture - 64 pages
0 Reviews
This engineering analysis is a compilation of studies and calculations conducted between 1990 and 1993 by Thomas E. Griepentrog, P.E. of Buckhorn Geotech, Consulting Engineers and Geologists of Montrose, Colorado and Kenneth D. DeLapp of DeLapp Engineering in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This report is a thorough analysis of all structural aspects of the Earthrammed Tire Walls of the Earthship design by Architect Michael Reynolds.
This book also includes relevant parts (specific to Earthships) of a F.E.M.A. (Federal Emergency Management Agency) evaluation that researches many types of alternative building.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

Section I
Section II
Section III
Section IV
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

Michael Reynolds is a world leader in sustainable housing. For over forty years he has been designing and building homes that heat and cool themselves, are built from natural and recycled materials, produce their own electricity, collect their own water, treat their own sewage and grow their own food. He is the author of seven books, the initiator of 3 off-grid communities. The largest community, Greater World Earthship Community, currently has 60 totally off-grid homes with a plan for 130 total. He is subject of the documentary Garbage Warrior and travels with his team around the world demonstrating Earthship/sustainable principles. In 2006, he spearheaded the New Mexico Sustainable Development Testing Site Act which was signed into law by Governor Bill Richardson. Recent international projects include: a teahouse in the Netherlands, a sustainable home in Nicaragua, an eco resort in Jamaica, hurricane relief in Mexico, tsunami relief in India, a residence in France and demonstrations in England, Scotland, Norway, Spain, Japan, Bolivia, Bonaire and Honduras. In July 2010, Michael Reynolds took a small team to build a earthquake relief structure in Port au Prince. He will be returning this January to install independent power and water systems. In 2010 Taos County approved the world's first Sustainable Development Testing Site where he is currently experimenting with advanced methods of carbon-zero housing for disaster relief and economically autonomous communities. Most recently he has completed a school in Sierra Leone in October, 2011.

Bibliographic information