STRAW IS STRONGER THAN CAMELS: Structural Tests on a Straw Bale Wall

  • YEAR
    2001
  • AUTHORS
    Alcorn, Andrew
    Worsnop, Patrick
  • CATEGORIES
    2001 Conference Papers

Extract

The use of straw bale construction is continuing to spread faster than the understanding of its physical
properties. This is leading to some failures, but also to under-utilisation of the abilities of straw as a
sustainable material. Recent research undertaken at Victoria University of Wellington demonstrates
the potential of straw to perform structurally and to minimise use of other construction materials.

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