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Building Codes References Louisiana's building codes are mandatory minimums for all buildings except one and two family dwellings, unless otherwise indicated. 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: <!
[ edit ] Punch list Contractor and Home Owner "To Do" List Please note: this article describes buildings made of wood as commonly done in the United States. Other types of houses, such as brick-and-mortar homes with reinforced concrete roofs common in many parts of the world are not covered. 220.127.116.11 ( discuss ) 19:48, 1 February 2012 (UTC) [ edit ] Grading and Site Preparation
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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.
Natural Building Books, Booklets and Articles Natural building includes many types of methods and materials: adobe, clay/straw, cob, balecob, papercrete, ecocomposites or eco-materials, bamboo, rammed earth, among others. A list of books on energy systems, water and waste systems, permaculture and related topics will be added to the TLS web site and updated throughout the coming year. Please let us know if you have suggestions for this list. Adobe and rammed Earth Buildings: Design and Construction.
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The conversion of a 10-by-20-foot shipping container into an eco-friendly mid-town office is a fine example of workplace recycling. 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.
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Anywhere farmers are growing corn, soybeans or wheat, you’re likely to see empty, used steel grain bins. Those grain bins are durable, and steel is recyclable when the building has served its purpose.
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This is the most carefully thought out energy retrofit I have seen. Gordon and Sue took a drafty 1963 brick schoolhouse with almost no insulation and converted into a home with a heating bill that is 6% of a similar size code built home in their area. Features include: R40 Larsen Truss walls, triple glazed R6 super windows, glazing revamped for passive solar heating, a new solarium, a hand crafted masonry heater, and much more. In addition to a very good thermal envelope. Like most good designs, this one is simple and robust without a lot of gadgetry.
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 .’