Rammed earth, Chester

11 February, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:30

A different method of construction? Exploring rammed earth construction.
A different method of construction? Exploring rammed earth construction.

About this event

Rammed earth has attracted a lot of interest in recent years from architects and engineers seeking alternative and lower carbon building solutions to replace conventional materials.

In its simplest form it is comprised of locally sourced sub-soil compacted in successive layers between temporary formwork, much like in-situ concrete, to form solid walls. Modern applications often seek to maximise the aesthetic qualities of rammed earth construction as well as its credentials as a lower impact form of construction.

Speaker

Prof Peter Walker, University of Bath

Refreshments will be served from 18:00 for a meeting start of 18:30.

Organised by Cheshire Branch in conjunction with North West Geotechnical Group.

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