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Re: GSBN:Liberty Mutual insurance + nominate Marcus Hardwick



I certainly second Marcus' nomination - I thought he
was already on the list.  MHB

--- Bruce King ecobruce@... wrote:

>
> On Jan 11, 2006, at 3:33 PM, Joyce Coppinger wrote:
>
> > Bill,
> >
> > I'm finishing the 2006 Resource Guide published by
> The Last Straw and
> > it has
> > a pretty comprehensive list of codes, testing and
> research in it. Bob
> > Theis
> > was working on fire tests - maybe he has more
> information to share.
> > Bruce
> > King will chime in, I'm sure - won't you Bruce?
>
>
> Sure, though I don't have much to add.  Bob Theis
> wrote a very nice
> summary of fire tests and experiences (ie site
> fires) to date, which is
> available for downloading at
> www.ecobuildnetwork.org.  A somewhat
> expanded version of that will be a chapter of the
> forthcoming book,
> "Design of Plastered Straw Bale Structures", which I
> dearly hope to
> have out by the time of the Canadian ISBBC
> (September).
>
> The Australians and Germans, maybe others, have done
> some good fire
> tests.  We in the USA have done a series of
> incomplete fire tests, and
> are thus still a little bit stuck with building
> officials and insurers.
>
> When I received a large grant for SB testing four
> years ago, I thought
> a good (US) test would be imminently completed;  it
> wasn't, and likely
> never will be.  Had I known, I would have funded and
> done one myself.
> Sooner or later we'll find some money, somehow, and
> do a Murrican test
> for Murrican building officials and insurers, but
> until then we in the
> USA remain in a sort of limbo.
>
> AND
>
> I wish to nominate Marcus Hardwick to this list.
> Marcus is a builder
> and fine human being who lives here in northern
> California, has been
> very active with CASBA and innumerable actual
> building projects for a
> long time, and is constantly coming up with better
> ways of doing
> things.  Any seconds?
>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Bruce King, PE
> Director, Ecological Building Network  (
> www.ecobuildnetwork.org )
> Publisher, Green Building Press  (
> www.greenbuildingpress.com )
> 209 Caledonia St.
> Sausalito, CA 94965  USA
> (415) 331-7630
> bruce@ ecobuildnetwork.org
>
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Maurice and Joy Bennett


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