[GSBN] PAKSBAB Straw Bale House Shake Table Tests - Friday, M arch 27, 2009

lotan-build at lotan.ardom.co.il lotan-build at lotan.ardom.co.il
Mon Mar 30 08:51:18 CDT 2009

Dear Darcey,

If the photos that I see now on the webcams are any indication of the
condition of the strawbale house - I'd say it survived the earthquake!

I've been in contact in the past with Caroline Meyer White about your
www.paksbab.org <http://www.paksbab.org/>  work and it is worthy of much
praise and support.  


Thank you and your colleagues for making this important work a priority in
your lives.



Alex Cicelsky

Center for Creative Ecology

a non-profit education institute supported by

Amuta Tzel Hatamar, Israel tax exempt no. 580347029 

Friends of Lotan, USA 501(c)(3), no. 17053031035036

Kibbutz Lotan

D.N. Eilot 88855 Israel

Tel: +972-(0)54-979-9009

Websites:  <http://www.kibbutzlotan.com/> www.kibbutzlotan.com

 <http://www.birdingisrael.com/> www.birdingisrael.com




From: Darcey Donovan [mailto:ecoengineering at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 6:51 AM
To: GSBN at greenbuilder.com
Subject: [GSBN] PAKSBAB Straw Bale House Shake Table Tests - Friday, March
27, 2009


Dear GSBN friends,


On Friday, March 27, Pakistan Straw Bale and Appropriate Building (PAKSBAB)
will be conducting shake table tests of a full-scale straw bale house at the
University of Nevada, Reno.  We will begin around 10 am PST with the final
tests (high amplitude motions) and will continue increasing the shaking
amplitude until failure.  The entire series will likely extend into the


For the abstract, handout, and to observe the testing live, please go to
<http://nees.unr.edu/projects/straw_bale_house.html> .  From this page you
can also connect to the 24 hour auxiliary cameras to view the UNR NEES
Equipment Site activity.


If you wish to attend the test please RSVP to Kelly Doyle at 775-784-4223 or
by email at kellyd at unr.edu <mailto:kellyd at unr.edu> .


Kind regards,





Darcey Donovan, P.E., C.E.O.

Pakistan Straw Bale and Appropriate Building (PAKSBAB)

P.O. Box 1083
Truckee, CA 96160 USA
(530) 902-5516 cell
(530) 582-4965 fax

0344-9455664 PAK

ecoengineering at gmail.com <mailto:ecoengr at sbcglobal.net> 

www.paksbab.org <http://www.paksbab.org/> 





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