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Eco-Center Const. 1 - clearing, foundation, walls

Earth Song's model eco-center building is an earth-bermed,
underground structure, with dry-stack, surface bonded block,
heated and cooled with a passive annual heat storage system.

Click on a picture to enlarge -
clearing trees
clearing trees
removing stumps
removing stumps
plotting site
plotting site
Steve on tractor
Steve on tractor
saving topsoil
saving topsoil
excavating
excavating
dozer
dozer
backhoe
backhoe
time-out for repair
repairs
back in action
back in action
pouring footer
pouring footer
foundation detail
foundation detail
leveling first row blocks
leveling first row
dry-stacking blocks
dry-stack blocks
lots of blocks
block delivery
5 courses finished
5 courses
bond-beam prep
bond-beam prep
prep cores for cement
ready for cement
filling cores with sand
filling sand
drilling for connections
drilling connections
connection detail
connection detail
mixing cement
mixing cement
hauling cement
hauling cement
filling bond-beam
filling beam
bond-beam detail
bond detail
finished bond-beam front wall
finished beam
back wall bond-beam
back wall
view from the west
view from west
stacking block
stacking block
leveling walls
leveling walls
rain delay
rain delay
cutting block
cutting block
steel beam over windows
steel window beam
steel beam detail
window detail
supervisor - "Snickers"
Snickers
surface-bond cement
surface bond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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