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Dennis,
 
You may also try contacting Tom Greipentrog at Buckhorn Engineering in Montrose Colorado. He may have some info, I know he has dealt with rammed earth tire homes and dealt with everything except seismic for them. He is associated with people who are into alternative methods of construction so he may have seen the straw bale problem before. 970-249-6828
 
Mark
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Sent: Monday, November 08, 1999 10:07 AM
Subject: Need information on Hay Bale Homes

I have been asked to design a Hay Bale home for an architect who is moving into our area. I don't have any information, structurally, on this type of construction and don't know of any projects that have been approved in the Riverside California County (or surrounding counties) area.
Can anyone provide me with links or resources I can obtain to understand how to tie the system together both for gravity loads and lateral?
 
Regards,
Dennis S. Wish, PE
(208) 361-5447 Efax