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Ferrocement manuals ... All are reproduced via the headings below online. It is within the areas of sanitation, shelter and water that one encounters the idea of what maintenance free longevity means economically. Field manuals were very important before the spread of computers, they also spawned awareness of a new kind of economics and its probable government structure. Ferrocement philosophy is presented technically in this site and as the central topic via constituent assembly clicked in the navigation bar above. Return by browser history or back arrow.

Basics of Ferrocement ... A brief introduction to materials, proportions and definitions. What is ferrocement?

Design with the materials ... Expanded introduction; a brief look at designs for aquaculture, reservoirs and ponds.

Ferrocement Water Tank - Best Design ... Step by step with photos

Graphic structural shapes ... engineering without words ... drawings of basic ferrocement shapes

Photos ... world-wide, works of many people

Rainwater ... Harvest typhoon and hurricane rainwater and sell potable water for publicly chosen fair price. Four to eight year pay back at $US 0.0125/Liter (1.25¢/L), depends on rainfall and use. Low tech. Ninety percent labor ±. Capture your typhoons and hurricanes in a potable rainwater cistern!

Compost Toilet ... Sanitary flycatcher design elements
Zero pollution converts waste to wealth.

Construction Guide ... complete instructions for water tanks, reservoirs, girders, roads. Not here? contact ferrocement.com

Build a ferro house ... shelter that pays for itself
fire, storm and earthquake safe - building permits are easy - low insurance and maintenance - long lasting - the impetus for constituent assembly

Sculpture ... includes sculptural photo list from photo section

Sculpture with fiber ... sculptural techniques using space-age mud and wattle

Scaffold armature ... support for wet roof plaster. Also see chapter six of house construction manual and chapter eight of tank construction book.

Techniques from ferrocement.com ... illustrated with sequential photographs of actual projects for sculptors and builders

Emergency winter housing

Joint wraps ... biological fiber unions for bamboo and sapling poles (the 5¢ joint wrap)

Bio-fiber Rain Gutter ... fabricated and attached to the $5 per square foot house

Shelter 2010 ... very low cost bamboo frame shelter ... the $9 per square foot house
Art, justice and pride of place lead to sustainable human culture ... photo essay, mostly.

Cuba Real ... Page one : la Habana

Shelter 2009 ... very low cost bamboo shelter example begins
Space-age mud and wattle, bamboo, muslin, acrylic and cement
Roof measurement : 3 Meter length = 10' x 4 M width = 13'
Wall height : 2.5 Meter = 8.2 ft

Compost Toilet structure 2010 ... Conch shell spiral wall shape for privacy
Production technique, preliminary ... ease of low cost construction ... future feature, removable compost drawer

Water Well ... Intro to water wells (pozo artesiano) (estância de águas) (source de eau)

Bamboo mat walling and ferrocement roof ... Bangladesh, 2000
A model for low cost shelter with arched ferrocement roof and bamboo mat wall armature.

Center for Rural Development and Technology ... Indian Institute of Technology
Experimental verification of bamboo-composite bow beam with ferrocement band.

Shelter roof repair 2010 ... fiber patch repair of first fiber test roof.

ferrocement.com Roof Laboratory ... roofs made of organic fiber, acrylic and cement.
Roofs of farmed fiber and portland cement contribute to sustainable culture and ecological economics.

Birambye ... A Colorado based NGO builds a biological fiber and bamboo kitchen in Rwanda

Shelter, sustainability and the Rural Poor
Presentation 2007, ferrocement.com text presented at Red Cross sponsored Innovative Shelter Symposium,
Eindhoven Technical University.

Bahamas ... Example tank repair
Work at an orphanage also hints at some of the joys and hurdles encountered during humanitarian projects

Ferro 10 ... Symposium on ferrocement, Havana, Cuba, October, 2012

Solar heating ... solar heat collected with space-age mud and wattle
heat and panel examples using various organic fibers, acrylic and cement

Storage of cement ... repack cement in plastic buckets


Communications

Email contact ferrocement.com readily responds to specific questions not covered or encountered on this website

Online drawing tool Draw and send hand writing or a drawing to this website or anywhere on Earth


Economics ... cost of materials, competitive small business plan, sustainability and self sheltering


Other website categories

Biological fibers Bamboo, burlap, flax, cotton, hemp etc as reinforcement... Index

Technical Expert List

Tools

Advantages of ferrocement schools

glossary web

Ferrocement Boats link to ferroboats.com

Boats ferrocement.com overview

Tools and Materials:

The Society of Protective Coatings (extensive links)

Welded wire mesh McNichols Company distributes high quality welded wire.

Carbon fiber and other reinforcement fabrics

Cement and Foam Wall Forms

links:

ferrocement.net
Information resource network.
Antonio Gaudí Links
Ferrocement Boats
Oasis Design Water tanks, reservoirs, geology - color photos - coffee table style
Ferrocement examples from Mexico
Monolithic Domes
Engineering and Design Textbook Very technical - good - textbook style
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