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Regional Construction Information. Building Codes References Louisiana's building codes are mandatory minimums for all buildings except one and two family dwellings, unless otherwise indicated.

Regional Construction Information

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction). Building codes are also available for these other Louisiana municipalities: EcoArchWiki - Main - Home Page. House Construction - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks. Punch list[edit] Contractor and Home Owner "To Do" List Building Orientation[edit] Grading, Terra-planing and Site Preparation[edit] The site you are building on should be flat, with no lumps or hillocks. to level, you could hire a bulldozer and go over the land with the blade close to the ground to remove all lumps or hillocks.

House Construction - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks

If the plot is on a severe incline then lay stilts out so that you can lay out a floor level on top of them. At times ground filling has to be done to raise ground to the required level. Foundation Construction[edit] An integral part of home building as the structure will depend on it for load-bearing and to survive the environment. In most construction, concrete is used as foundation.

Sustainable Building/Consruction

Seed - container housing clemson university caribbean. SEED is a Winners of the U.S.

Seed - container housing clemson university caribbean

Environmental Protection Agency, People, Prosperity and the Planet Awards The award ceremony was hosted by the National Academy of Sciences. SEED is also featured by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Research. Check out the featured story! SEED on WYFF Channel 4 SEED is interviewed on WYFF Channel 4 News in response to the housing crises in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. SEED at IABR.

Home Design/Floor Plans

Freewheel. Prefab Homes. Small House Style. Shipping Container Homes. How to Design Your Own Home. Welcome to TRS Containers. Shipping Container Housing Guide. Gallery - Superbox. Shelter Documenting a personal quest for non-toxic housing. Superbox As the advocates of the brief High Tech design movement of the 1980s -and the Eameses 40 years before them- well demonstrated, there is much practical potential in the creative reuse of industrial products in the application of housing. This was a natural area of exploration for me because industrial structures have always tended to be made with far more robust materials than is typical of housing and, as a result, make extensive use of non-toxic steel, aluminum, and concrete. And contemporary industry tends to generate a very steady stream of cast-offs with potental for reuse given a little ingenuity.

Nowhere is this more obvious than with the ISO standard marine shipping container which, in communities where trade deficits are the norm, often accumulate in great numbers and thus have inspired much invention. Shippingcontainer. Download Home Improvement Ebook Torrents - YardPods. Index. Constructing a simpler life. Materialicious. DIY-HOME-BUILDING. Cottage, cabin & small country home plans.

Online Homw Building/Planning/Design Tools

ABG Houseplans - FREE Home Design-Build, House Plans, CAD CD Software: DIY-Prefab. Tiny House Design , Archive » Camping Cabin – Rough House Plans. Tiny House Design , Archive » $4000 16×20 Cabin Plans. Plansheet. "The Long Thin House" Click on the plan or elevation for a larger image. Features The Long Thin house was designed for a standard rectangular urban lot and has 2 bedrooms and 1080 square feet.

All of the spaces have vaulted ceilings which contribute to their spaciousness. The plan is oriented to maximize natural light and take advantage of the depth of the lot, creating more usable outdoor yard space than in a traditional front and back yard design. When you purchase the Long Thin House Design Plan Set you will receive: Main Floor Plan with dimensions and notes. All 4 Exterior Building Elevations with notes. Building Cross Section showing the construction system with notes and dimensions.

Interior elevations of the kitchen cabinetry, bathroom vanity, and storage wall. Click here to see thumbnails of the Long Thin House Design Plan Set drawings. The cost of the Design Plan Set is $195.00 for PDF files that you can have printed at any Kinkos or other retail copying center. Back to Plans Page. Cargotecture - old shipping container becomes an office. The conversion of a 10-by-20-foot shipping container into an eco-friendly mid-town office is a fine example of workplace recycling.

Cargotecture - old shipping container becomes an office

The corrugated steel container, near the corner of Spadina and St. Claire Ave. in Toronto, has been retrofitted with cool birch veneer interior walls, two built-in work stations, a large five-foot-square window, polished mahogany plywood flooring and a green roof with a patio, giving it the feel of a hip conversion space. The project has won environmental kudos by minimizing the use of new materials such as lumber and siding. The container itself would have ultimately been shipped back to Asia, melted down and recycled, an energy-intensive process with high greenhouse gas emissions. “I think people are really drawn to the idea of reusing these containers because they see four walls, a floor, and a roof ready to go,” said Alex Bartlett, of Bsq. So what’s the appeal? Plus, they’re built to withstand just about anything. Cost is another consideration. Green Building Guidebook for Sustainable Architecture 2009 Malestrom Full Rapidshare Megaupload Download - RapidShareGFX.

Cheap House Plans - Catalogs of Budget Houses - Plan Books for Low-Cost Houses. Way back in 1753, a French priest suggested that the Primitive Hut should be the model for all architecture.

Cheap House Plans - Catalogs of Budget Houses - Plan Books for Low-Cost Houses

In the Third Millennium, the authors of these tiny home books would agree. See what can be packed into limited space with these books of plans and designs. 2. Friland forside - GREEN HOMES. Convert a Used Grain Bin to a New House. Anywhere farmers are growing corn, soybeans or wheat, you’re likely to see empty, used steel grain bins.

Convert a Used Grain Bin to a New House

Those grain bins are durable, and steel is recyclable when the building has served its purpose. Why not convert a used grain bin or two into a usable building — maybe even a house or getaway? Check out the photos below of nifty grain bin conversions. You can probably pick up a small used bin for a few hundred dollars (or even free). Used bins are frequently available on craigslist or ebay. The Mobile Homestead ... RV Travel Info ,Alternative Energy,Farmers Markets , Crafts Fairs ,Graphic Arts,Solar Cooking, T-Shirts,website design. Simple Solar Homesteading - Home.

Descriptions of solar homes from the owners. 7 Amazing Handmade Eco-Friendly Homes. Long before anyone thought of the term ‘green building’, there were handmade houses created with sustainability, respect for the land, and the pride of creating something by oneself as high priorities. Such handmade houses have been around since the dawn of man, but they saw a resurgence – and a new wave of creativity – starting in the 1960s. The home shown above is one of many featured in the book ‘ Handmade Houses: A Guide to Woodbutcher’s Art .’ Now out of print, this cult favorite features everything from tiny cabins to gigantic treehouses, all made by hand in Northern California in the 60s and 70s.

Dug into a hillside in Wales, this low-impact woodland home combines some of the aesthetics from those California homes with partially underground ‘Hobbit House’ feel. Mud and tree trunks from the property, as well as lots of straw bales and lime plaster, were the main materials used in addition to plastic roof sheeting, wooden pallet floors and junkyard finds like windows and wiring. Home Owner-Built House, Cabin and Barn Kits from Shelter-Kit® The Owner gallery of Homes. Natural Building Techniques. Green design will save the world. House plans torrent - Modern Architecture Design - Interior architecture design, Home architecture design, Luxury architecture design.

Tiny House Design. Sustainable Green Building Designs - Sustainable Architecture: Recycle Materials.