Earth building materials, production, and construction techniques

Hamed Niroumand, Muhammad Fauzi Mohd. Zain, Sanaz Naghavi Alhosseni

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Abstract

Building materials and construction technology are strongly interrelated with the pillars for sustainable development (e.g. environment, society economy, culture and politics). Earth Building, an 11,000-year-old practice of building using sustainable and earth materials, is practiced worldwide. Earth has been used to construct walls, floors, roofs, and even furniture. Today it is estimated that between 33-50%of the world's population is housed in earth homes. This chapter reviews the two-year process of earth buildings and earth architecture carried out by the Department of Architecture Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering at National University of Malaysia (UKM). The current research emphasis is on the types, construction methods, and architectural aspects of earth buildings and earth architecture. The current manuscript compares type of earth buildings and their properties and applications based on building materials and architectural aspects in construction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCases on the Diffusion and Adoption of Sustainable Development Practices
PublisherIGI Global
Pages119-146
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781466628427
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Niroumand, H., Mohd. Zain, M. F., & Alhosseni, S. N. (2013). Earth building materials, production, and construction techniques. In Cases on the Diffusion and Adoption of Sustainable Development Practices (pp. 119-146). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2842-7.ch005

Earth building materials, production, and construction techniques. / Niroumand, Hamed; Mohd. Zain, Muhammad Fauzi; Alhosseni, Sanaz Naghavi.

Cases on the Diffusion and Adoption of Sustainable Development Practices. IGI Global, 2013. p. 119-146.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Niroumand, H, Mohd. Zain, MF & Alhosseni, SN 2013, Earth building materials, production, and construction techniques. in Cases on the Diffusion and Adoption of Sustainable Development Practices. IGI Global, pp. 119-146. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2842-7.ch005
Niroumand H, Mohd. Zain MF, Alhosseni SN. Earth building materials, production, and construction techniques. In Cases on the Diffusion and Adoption of Sustainable Development Practices. IGI Global. 2013. p. 119-146 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2842-7.ch005
Niroumand, Hamed ; Mohd. Zain, Muhammad Fauzi ; Alhosseni, Sanaz Naghavi. / Earth building materials, production, and construction techniques. Cases on the Diffusion and Adoption of Sustainable Development Practices. IGI Global, 2013. pp. 119-146
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