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-yearold 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 publicationSustainable Practices: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Pages517-536
Number of pages20
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781466648531, 146664852X, 9781466648524
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2013

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Earth (planet)
building construction
construction method
pillar
roof
Roofs
sustainable development
politics
Sustainable development
engineering
Malaysia
Built environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Niroumand, H., Mohd. Zain, M. F., & Alhosseni, S. N. (2013). Earth building materials, production, and construction techniques. In Sustainable Practices: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Vol. 1, pp. 517-536). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4852-4.ch029

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

Sustainable Practices: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Vol. 1 IGI Global, 2013. p. 517-536.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Niroumand, H, Mohd. Zain, MF & Alhosseni, SN 2013, Earth building materials, production, and construction techniques. in Sustainable Practices: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. vol. 1, IGI Global, pp. 517-536. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4852-4.ch029
Niroumand H, Mohd. Zain MF, Alhosseni SN. Earth building materials, production, and construction techniques. In Sustainable Practices: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Vol. 1. IGI Global. 2013. p. 517-536 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4852-4.ch029
Niroumand, Hamed ; Mohd. Zain, Muhammad Fauzi ; Alhosseni, Sanaz Naghavi. / Earth building materials, production, and construction techniques. Sustainable Practices: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Vol. 1 IGI Global, 2013. pp. 517-536
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