New Construction of Earthen Buildings
Rammed earth is created by compacting a clayey soil for use in walls or floors of buildings.
When placed in walls, formwork is ...
Pneumatically Impacted Stabilized Earth (PISE)
Rammed Earth
Pneumatically Impacted Stabilized Earth (P.I.S.E). is a method of earthen construction
developed by David Easton at Rammed Earthworks.
This classic form of earthen construction migrated from the middle east, across Northern
Africa to Spain and then to the "New World."  
Here are some examples of new construction done with earthen materials with a brief description of each type of
construction. Click on the associated photo or link for more detailed information of each type of construction.
ELT & Associates
Seismic Engineering of Earthen Buildings
Serving California and the World Since 1984
Telephone: (510) 295-4299
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