nonconventional and vernacular construction materials

Nonconventional And Vernacular Construction Materials
Author: Kent A. Harries
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Release Date: 2016-01-28
Pages: 514
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Nonconventional and Vernacular Construction Materials: Characterisation, Properties and Applications provides a comprehensive repository of information on materials science and the modern structural engineering application of ancient, vernacular, and nonconventional building materials, with leading experts contributing chapters that focus on current applications and the engineering of these construction materials. Opening with a historic retrospective of nonconventional materials, Part One includes a review of vernacular construction and a discussion of the future directions for nonconventional and vernacular materials research and applications. Chapters in Part Two focus on natural fibers, including their application in cementitious composites, non-cementitious composites, and strawbale construction. In Part Three, chapters cover the use of industrial by-products and natural ashes in cement mortar and concrete, and construction using soil-cement blocks, clay-based materials, adobe and earthen materials, and ancient stone masonry. Timber, bamboo, and paper construction materials are investigated in the final section of the book. Provides a state-of-the-art review of the modern use and engineering of nonconventional building materials Contains chapters that focus on individual construction materials and address both material characterization and structural applications Covers sustainable engineering and the trend towards engineering for humanity

Nonconventional And Vernacular Construction Materials
Author: Kent A. Harries
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Release Date: 2019-11-18
Pages: 716
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Nonconventional and Vernacular Construction Materials: Characterisation, Properties and Applications, Second Edition covers the topic by taking into account sustainability, the conservation movement, and current interests in cultural identity and its preservation. This updated edition presents case studies, information on relevant codes and regulations, and how they apply (or do not apply) to nocmats. Leading international experts contribute chapters on current applications and the engineering of these construction materials. Sections review vernacular construction, provide future directions for nonconventional and vernacular materials research, focus on natural fibers, and cover the use of industrial byproducts and natural ashes in cement mortar and concrete. Takes a scientifically rigorous approach to vernacular and non-conventional building materials and their applications Includes a series of case studies and new material on codes and regulations, thus providing an invaluable compendium of practical knowhow Presents the wider context of materials science and its applications in the sustainability agenda

Sustainable Vernacular Architecture
Author: Ali Sayigh
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2019-03-29
Pages: 437
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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​This book discusses applying vernacular strategies to modern architectural design to adhere to basic green principles of energy efficiency and materials utilization. Written from an international perspective, chapters present the perspectives and experiences of architects and engineers from across the globe. Historically successful approaches are integrated with modern design concepts to create novel, sustainable, and resource conscious solutions. The scope of topics covered include natural ventilation, cooling and heating, daylight and shading devices, and green micro-climate and functional facades, making this a useful reference for a wide range of researchers and workers in the built environment. Covers the most up-to-date research developments, best practices, and innovations from countries all over the globe; Presents the latest research in vernacular architecture and sustainable building; Contains case studies and examples to enhance practical application of the technologies presented.

Non Conventional Materials And Technologies
Author: Khosrow Ghavami
Publisher: Materials Research Forum LLC
Release Date: 2018-11-25
Pages: 820
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The general aim here is to use renewable and non-polluting materials in ways that offer a high degree of sustainability and preserve the remaining natural resources for future generations. Keywords: Biobased Materials, Renewable Materials, Non-polluting Materials, Sustainability, Wood, Agricultural Waste, Grasses, Natural Plant Fibers, Lignocellulosic Materials, Carbohydrates, Sugars, Lignin, Cellulose, Vegetable Oils, Proteins, Bamboo, Vegetable Fibers, Soil Composites, Recycled Materials, Rice Husk Ash, Sugar Cane Ash, Fiber-reinforced Concrete, Post-disaster Reconstruction, Guadua Fibers, Prefabricated Bamboo Guadua Panels, Multi-Level Bamboo Structures, Alkaline Activated Cements, Polymer Residues Reinforced with Glass Fiber, Composites Reinforced with Vegetal Fibers, Sisal Fibers, Bamboo Arch Structure, Adobe Reinforced with Wheat Fibers, Fiber Reinforced Microconcrete, Cements with High Coal Waste Contents, Natural Composites, Geopolymer Concretes.

Sustainability Of Construction Materials
Author: Jamal Khatib
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Release Date: 2016-08-12
Pages: 742
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Sustainability of Construction Materials, Second Edition, explores an increasingly important aspect of construction. In recent years, serious consideration has been given to environmental and societal issues in the manufacturing, use, disposal, and recycling of construction materials. This book provides comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability issues associated with these materials, mainly in relation to the constituent materials, processing, recycling, and lifecycle environmental impacts. The contents of each chapter reflect the individual aspects of the material that affect sustainability, such as the preservation and repair of timber, the use of cement replacements in concrete, the prevention and control of metal corrosion and the crucial role of adhesives in wood products. Provides helpful guidance on lifecycle assessment, durability, recycling, and the engineering properties of construction materials Fully updated to take on new developments, with an additional nineteen chapters added to include natural stone, polymers and plastics, and plaster products Provides essential reading for individuals at all levels who are involved in the construction and selection, assessment and use, and maintenance of materials

Novel And Non Conventional Materials And Technologies For Sustainability
Author: Yan Xiao
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2012-06-26
Pages: 980
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 13th NOCMAT Conference continued to provide a forum where researchers, governmental and non-governmental agencies could introduce their research results concerning innovations in the field of low-cost energy-saving materials which are renewable and locally available: such as bamboo, soil fibers and cement alternatives. Also covered were technologies which make use of such non-conventional materials as natural fibers and agricultural and industrial residues in a more cost-effective, durable, environment-friendly, energy-efficient and sustainable manner.

Ozark Vernacular Houses
Author: Jean Sizemore
Publisher:
Release Date: 1994
Pages: 246
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Over 160 photographs, drawings, and maps provide examples of the four traditional Ozark house types and reveal the unity of a distinctive Arkansas culture that bears identity with all hill peoples. Of importance to architects, folklorists, cultural historians, and anyone interested in the Ozarks, this fascinating examination of the Ozark house is a way toward understanding the mind of the inhabitants and their entire way of life.

Renewable Energy And Environment
Author: A. N. Mathur
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Release Date: 1990
Pages: 522
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Vernacular Architecture Newsletter
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Release Date: 1991
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Perspectives In Vernacular Architecture
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Release Date: 2006
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Papers presented at various meetings of the forum.

Wooden Wonders
Author: David Kamansky
Publisher: Serindia Publications
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 359
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book is the eponymous catalogue of an exhibition opening in November 2004 at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California. Encompassing masterpieces of Tibetan furniture design and decoration in all its forms, the 148 exhibits are drawn from the large group of public and private collections in the western United States, the result of an active interest in the preservation and research of this long overlooked Tibetan art form. This particular catalogue communicates both the aesthetic significance of these exceptional works of art and the important role they have

New Classicism
Author: Elizabeth Meredith Dowling
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 240
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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New Classicism provides an in-depth look at a form of design that appeared lost forever with the rise of modernism in architecture.

Traditional Dwellings And Settlements Review
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Release Date: 1996
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Journal Of The Indian Institute Of Architects
Author: Indian Institute of Architects
Publisher:
Release Date: 2003
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Renewable Energy Education
Author: Anil Misra
Publisher: Tata Energy Research Institute
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 381
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El Palacio
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Release Date: 1981
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The Survival Guide To Architectural Internship And Career Development
Author: Grace H. Kim
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release Date: 2006-02-10
Pages: 258
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Written by Grace Kim, a young architect who has worked in large and small firms and started her own firm, this is a concise, helpful guide to understanding the choices and decisions you will confront on the road from student to practitioner. Whether you are currently an architecture student, starting the internship process, taking the registration exams, or beginning your own firm, this book demystifies the process for you.

Passive And Low Energy Architecture
Author: Polytechneion Krētēs
Publisher: Pergamon
Release Date: 1983
Pages: 853
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Folk Housing In Middle Virginia
Author: Henry Glassie
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Release Date: 1975
Pages: 231
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In this fascinating analysis of eighteenth-century vernacular houses of Middle Virginia, Henry Glassie presents a revolutionary and carefully constructed methodology for looking at houses and interpreting from them the people who built and used them. Glassie believes that all relevant historical evidence - unwritten as well as written - must be taken into account before historical truth can be found. He in convinced that any study of man's past must make use of nonverbal and verbal evidence, since written history - the story of man as recorded by the intellectual elite - does not tell us much about the everyday life, thoughts, and fears of the ordinary people of the past. Such people have always been in the majority, however, and a way has to be found to include them in any valid history. In Folk Housing in Middle Virginia Glassie admirably sets forth such a way. The people who lived in Middle Virginia in the eighteenth century are almost unknown to history because so little has been written about them. After Glassie selected the area - roughly Goochland and Louisa counties - for study, he selected a representative part of the countryside, recorded all the older houses there, developed a transformational grammar of traditional house designs, and examined the area's architectural stability and change. Comparing the houses with written accounts of the period, he found that the houses became more formal and lee related to their environment at the same time as the areas established political, economic, and religious institutions were disintegrating. It is as though the builders of the houses were deliberately trying to impose order on the surrounding chaotic world. Previous orthodox historical interpretations of the period have failed to note this. Glassie has provided new insights into the intellectual and social currents of the period, and at that time has rescued a heretofore little-known people from historiographical oblivion. Combining a fresh, perceptive approach with a broad interdisciplinary body of knowledge, ha has made an invaluable breakthrough in showing the way to understand the people of history who have left their material things as their only legacy. Henry Glassie is College Professor of Folklore at Indiana University. He is the author of Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of the Eastern United States, passing the Time in Ballymenone, Irish Folktales, and The Spirit of Folk Art. He has served as president of the Vernacular Architecture Forum and the American Folklore Society.

Journal Of Ferrocement
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Release Date: 1990
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