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My primary concern is the big bad wolf!!



David L. Fisher, SE, PE
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Fisher+Horos Structural Engineers
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 -----Original Message-----
From: 	sscholl2(--nospam--at)juno.com [mailto:sscholl2(--nospam--at)juno.com] 
Sent:	Monday, December 03, 2001 8:02 AM
To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject:	Re: Straw House structural values

I have designed and built a two story straw bale house in Fallbrook, CA.
There is a lot of information available if you search "straw bale" or
similar places. There is no problem getting a permit in So. Calif. that I
know of. The State of Calif. set certain standards and the local building
dept. "shall issue a permit" if you follow the standards. 
However I have no idea what you are talking about with "clay". You use a
concrete foundation. 
For other information you may e-mail me privately. 
Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA      sscholl2(--nospam--at)juno.com

On Mon, 3 Dec 2001 10:09:04 -0500 "Glenn Otto" <glenn(--nospam--at)libertyeng.net>
writes:
> I am designing a house made out of straw.  I was wondering if ICBO 
> has done
> any testing on these structures. What kind of clay is best to use?  
> Is there
> a minimum amount of straw required?  What kind of diaphragm shear 
> values are
> obtainable?  I was thinking of using clay for the foundation but 
> then I
> thought sand might have better drainage properties.  What kind of
> waterproofing and fireproofing is good?  The fee is real small on 
> this one,
> so I don't want to spend too much time on calcs.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Glenn C. Otto, PE
> LIBERTY ENGINEERING, P.C.
> Virginia Beach, VA

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