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-> John Zhang (AU) joins; Rolf Jacobson (NO) rejoins
     by billc_lists@...
-> Mike Faine joins GSBN
     by billc_lists@...


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Date: 16 May 2003 01:20:08 -0500
From: billc_lists@...
Subject: John Zhang (AU) joins; Rolf Jacobson (NO) rejoins

Hi Folks,

John Zhang has joined GSBN, and his response to the invitation is below.

Rolf Jacobson of Norway has also rejoined the list. Thanks to Rene D 
for putting us back in contact with him.



>From: John Zhang j.zhang@...
>Subject: Re: Global Straw Building Network invitation
>
>Dear Bill,
>
>Yes, I would like to join the GSBN. We at University of Western 
>Sydney have done some researches on the straw bale construction. I 
>am also the inventor of the Stressed Sandwich Strawbale Vault Roof 
>System. The roof can be self supporting or can be supported via the 
>traditional roof structural system. By utilising the system a 
>wholistic strawbale building can be constructed with both walls and 
>roofs constructed using strawbale. We are currently doing the 
>loading test on a full scale roof to study its loading behaviour.
>
>Regards
>
>John Zhang
>

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Bill Christensen
billc@...

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Date: 16 May 2003 03:23:48 -0500
From: billc_lists@...
Subject: Mike Faine joins GSBN

Hi again folks,

Mike Faine has also accepted our invitation. See his response below.

A reminder to all that the recent archives of the list (since Nov 02) 
are available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GSBN-Greenbuilder/ . 
Sign in as user = gsbn123 and password = bale123.

Earlier archives are currently being moved to a new server, and are 
unavailable at this time.

>G'day Bill
>thanks for the invite, I'm sure that Both John and myself would greatly
>benefit by joining the list. I suggest that you use our email address at the
>university for contact (as that is where we do our research). We both work
>at the University of Western Sydney.
>So our addresses are as follows:
>m.faine@...
>j.zhang@...
>
>Both John and I have been successful in obtaining some research funds and we
>will be actively researching a number of projects over the next couple of
>months. We will probably have heaps of questions and hopefully we can
>contribute with some research and knowledge of our own.
>
>Thanks for the invite
>regards Mike.

- -- 
Bill Christensen
billc@...

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