come, sites go. Kindly
let us know if any of these links don't work, or if you know of
a site that would be a good inclusion.
Summer Monsoon Season Precipitation Mapping - from the University
Arizona, via NOAA. Updated daily from June 15 to September 30
(traditional monsoon season).
by location - from the EPA. Type in your
location in the blue box at the bottom
left-hand side of the screen. Displays real-time UV index scale.
USGS Current Water Data
- real-time & historical gage readings
for groundwater, streams
& rivers(heights & currents). From
the USGS NWIS (National Water Information
Live on the water? Be forewarned.
materials, & construction techniques:
Architecture and Ceramics: The Sandbag/Superadobe/ Superblock
(Khalili / Vitorre) - Technical paper submitted to
the ICBO in
(1.80 Mb; PDF download)
Structures - Focus on earthbag solutions for
disaster (and disaster-prone) regions
Biotecture - rammed
earth in recycled
tires, instead of in poly & burlap bags. Extensive
Building - Kelly
Institute - Founded by Nader
Khalili in 1986; doing the good work. Specialize in
superadobe construction (tubular continuous polypropylene
bags. Great place for workshops.
NM College's Adobe Construction Program.
Quentin's focus is on adobe, not earthbags, but his site is still
House Plans - Owen Geiger's
(Hunter & Kiffmeyer's once excellent site - currently
venerable site of Kelly Hart & Owen Geiger
(also from Hart & Geiger; what's going on abroad)
French. Basée au Québec.
Natural Resources Conservation Service Web Soil Survey application
application to access National Cooperative Soil Survey data for your
the way down to your
back yard). Clay content, salinity, drainage,
index... more than you can imagine.
Outstanding. Your US tax dollars at work, folks.
Plastering, rendering, and papercrete:
- wonderful source of dry clay additives (in different
Everyone - Erica
Ann's wonderful website
Plaster How-To -
from the folks at Dancing Rabbit
Plasters & Renders - the
Earth Pigments Co.
Stucco Plastering - Jim
Phypers' site; nice photos of application
Dirtcheapbuilder.com; cheap books & great links!
(Papercrete or plaster) - Mike McCain's
Books (some with
extracts for viewing)... or order from us
& Donald Kiffmeyer - a
Art of Natural
- Joseph Kennedy, Michael Smith, Catherine Wanek
Natural Plaster Book - Cedar
Rose Guelberth, Dan Chiras
The Cob Builder's Handbook -
Culture: Plasters, Paints and Preservation - Carole
Albuquerque, NM 87106