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Things to make and do.
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Build yourself a portable home - a mongolian yurt Yurt/Gher Construction 101 A guide to Building Yurts...or more specifically, how I built mine! Based on Knowledge Gained from "Doing it Myself", and reading about it on-line. I've now built three yurts, for myself and friends, and we go camping in Luxury in these a few times a year. If you like the outdoors, but you hate having to crawl around in pokey little tents then this one's for you! We sleep two of us in luxury in this tent, in a full queen-sized bed! We have dedicated hanging space for our clothes so they don't crumple or anything, and lockable boxes for our belongings (or a lock on the door works too!) When we invite other camping-inclined friends over for a party in our tent, we can confortably fit 15-20 people in, sitting around on cushions and lounging on the bed and on the rugs on the floor... now that's what I can a party tent! If you like pictures, please be sure to have a look at step 9 - it's got over 50 assembly photos on that step alone !

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I built a Cinva-Ram CEB press, and I made it easier for you to build one too! (cob forum at permies) I've been meaning to share this for a little while. I hope it helps people. A couple years ago, I got pretty excited about Compressed Earth Blocks, or CEBs. I hunted and hunted around for a set of plans to build one, and came up empty handed. This was ok, except that the plans were in metric units! So I set about converting it. I first tried plasma-cutting my parts out of 1/2" plate (rounding up to the next larger thickness vs what the original plans called for). So plan B was, 1/4" plate, and I'll have it waterjet cut. So I got my machine welded up, and it works great. Does a Photobucket slideshow work? If not, here's some of the parts: The very first brick. This was my first ever project, a little garden wall. The Cinva-Ram pops your finished brick up out of the mold so you can carefully pick it up, and it keeps its crisp corners: A recent set of bricks: And, here's the plans: But here's the best part of all. So if you'd like to build this press, you can 1. The shop was: ECS, Inc.

Cinva Ram/Schematics From Open Source Ecology The parts are missing some dimensions here, I have to update them. The Solid works files have it all. CEB Press Hint: Last updated April 2017 Link to CEB Press Build June 2015 The CEB Story 2012. from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo. CEB Press (aka "The Liberator"). The Liberator is OSE's automatic, high throughput Compressed Earth Brick Press. The CEB is at product release status and is being actively manufactured at Factor e Farm. The bill of materials cost of the machine is $3000-6500, depending on the version and build process. manual hydraulic controlsdigitally cut parts or stock steel sectionssmall or large hopperwith or without hopper shakerautomatic controller at 6, 8, or 10 bricks per minute We are currently selling the full machine and accepting pre-orders. Price is FOB Kansas City, Missouri, USA, for a fully assembled machine, with quick couplers, ready to be plugged in to a power source. The Super High Performance model can make up to 10 full sized block per minute, and uses approximately 3 cubic yards of soil per hour. Specifications of Super High Performance Model From Uses Creates CEB Bricks

Make Your Own Bricks: My brick presses I have taken my idea from the internet. A brick press named the CINVA ram has been made for many years for poorer countries to help locals make their own bricks. I took this concept and started working on my press. I had an old 20 ton bottle jack and had an idea that I could make myself a press using it as the force of compression. These are my first results. The hydraulic jack press worked, but was slow and hard to load the clay mix into. Success! I decided to make a third press. When I get more pictures ready I will show you some of the results of the new press. Building Commissioning by the WBDG Project Management Committee and Commissioning Leadership Council Last updated: 10-30-2014 Introduction Building Commissioning is a rapidly growing professional practice that is being embraced by public and private organizations because buildings that are delivered according to the owner's intent, typically have fewer change orders, tend to be more energy efficient, and have lower operation and maintenance cost. This section of the WBDG organizes commissioning information, guidance, and resources under three broad principles including Determine Project Performance Requirements, Plan the Commissioning Process, and Document Compliance and Acceptance. It is important to note that all three principles are applied over the lifespan of a capital design and construction project, and that it takes a multi-disciplined effort involving owners, design professionals, construction managers, and commissioning providers (CxP) to achieve optimal results from the commissioning process. Benefits

Project Planning, Delivery and Controls Home > Project Management Last updated: 11-07-2014 Overview Excellence in Project Management is achieved through a structured process that includes multiple phases: Initiating Planning Executing Monitoring and Controlling Closing. The process balances the key project constraints and provides a tool for making decisions throughout the project based on stakeholder values, performance metrics, established procedures and project goals. Effective project management includes strategies, tactics, and tools for managing the design and construction delivery processes and for controlling key factors to ensure the client receives a facility that matches their expectations and functions as it is intended to function. It is critical to establish the qualities of the project that are necessary to satisfy client and end user needs and expectations, once it is delivered and in use. Project Delivery Teams—How to assemble and effectively manage the project team. Project Requirements Scope Management Tools Others