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A recent issue of ICBO's Standards [rofiled alternative methods of
construction. One that particularly caught my attention was a system of
"sandbags" many feet long wrapped with barbed wire for tension, and used as
self supporting structures that were free to move in a lateral load. While I
suppose there would be a limit to the ultimate size of such a structure, I
would like the thoughts of engineers on this quite remarkable thinking.