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Dean Isham on Many Bales One House

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Strawbale construction case study at Plain Green 2008

Strawbale construction case study at Plain Green 2008

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  • 1. many bales : one house history and examples of straw bale construction plain green ‘08
  • 2. history history plain green ‘08
  • 3. history history • people throughout history built with what was available plain green ‘08
  • 4. history history • people throughout history built with what was available • late 1800’s with invention of horse/steam balers plain green ‘08
  • 5. history history • people throughout history built with what was available • late 1800’s with invention of horse/steam balers • 1886-87 first recorded structure was a schoolhouse near Scotts Bluff, NE plain green ‘08
  • 6. history history • people throughout history built with what was available • late 1800’s with invention of horse/steam balers • 1886-87 first recorded structure was a schoolhouse near Scotts Bluff, NE • burke homestead built in 1903 and occupied until 1956 and is still standing today - no maintenance for 60 years plain green ‘08
  • 7. why straw? plain green ‘08
  • 8. why straw? • waste products plain green ‘08
  • 9. why straw? • waste products • energy efficiency plain green ‘08
  • 10. why straw? • waste products • energy efficiency • sustainability plain green ‘08
  • 11. why straw? • waste products • energy efficiency • sustainability 20 year life cycle cost: (energy/maintenance) 1375 s.f. 3 bdrm, 2 bath conventional: straw bale: $36,000 $18,000 plain green ‘08
  • 12. common questions… plain green ‘08
  • 13. common questions… • durability plain green ‘08
  • 14. common questions… • durability • supports in walls plain green ‘08
  • 15. common questions… • durability • supports in walls • vermin plain green ‘08
  • 16. common questions… • durability • supports in walls • vermin • fire plain green ‘08
  • 17. common questions… • durability • supports in walls • vermin • fire • load capacity plain green ‘08
  • 18. building process/examples McCrory Gardens, Red Feather Development Group plain green ‘08
  • 19. foundations plain green ‘08
  • 20. roof bearing assembly (RBA) plain green ‘08
  • 21. toe up plain green ‘08
  • 22. window / door bucks plain green ‘08
  • 23. stacking straw plain green ‘08
  • 24. RBA / roof trusses plain green ‘08
  • 25. living roof plain green ‘08
  • 26. prepping for stucco plain green ‘08
  • 27. stucco plain green ‘08
  • 28. come visit Children’s Outdoor Classroom McCrory Gardens, Brookings, SD plain green ‘08