RAMMED Earth-Durability Review

Thumbnail_RammedEarthWhile rammed earth is historically a very old building material, there has been a resurgence of this wall construction technique over the past 30 years in modern rural communities of California, particularly as a part of the sustainable construction movement. ZFA was involved in the development of early analysis and design techniques and contributed to the building jurisdiction acceptance criteria and methods still used today. ZFA’s Kevin Zucco, SE examines being a part of the rammed earth process and the many construction projects built 8 to 25 years ago that serve as proof of rammed earth’s durability as a construction material for modern buildings.

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