Have you ever taken advantage of the lateral capacity of the bale/mesh/plaster arrangement? If so, what R-values do you use for the seismic design of straw bale structures?
If you want a projecct which is less technical but with world wide potential use in the Third World as well as in the U.S. and other more developed countries, you can test straw bale walls in shear (lateral loads from wind and EQ)- using cement plaster and also with mud/lime plaster.
see Straw Bale for info. or contact me. I have built some.
Laguna Beach, CA
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