Introduction to the Production of Compressed Stabilized Earth Block (CSEB) using AnyWay Soil Block
Introduction - The environmental advantages of building with stabilized compressed earth blocks using AnyWay products - Composition of Soil - Four Typical Soils - Field Test - Organization of Blockyard - Screening - Measuring - Dry Mixing - Humid Mixing - Checking the Moisture Content - Description of the Press - Safety - Mis- handling the Press - Handling the Press - Quality Control - Humid Curing and Final Stacking - Making 3/4, 1/2 Blocks - Making Special Blocks - Daily Maintenance
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AnyWay Solid Environmental Solutions Ltd. is a global leader in providing soil stabilization products to the infrastructure and development sectors. Our products are based on a unique technology patented worldwide. One of the many alternatives available for building low cost housing, Compressed Stabilized Earth Block (CSEB) construction is one of the most favorable. AnyWay unique products maximize the use of local soils (even poor quality soils) as the primary building material for the homes. In addition, AnyWay has developed a Rural Community Development Plan (RCDP) which incorporates low cost housing and road building construction projects utilizing our products with the transfer of the technology and training of local populations in the skills associated with these applications. Earth building using AnyWay’s new line of products has much to offer those who place value upon environmental sustainability. It enables us to incorporate the land we live on into our buildings; it saves energy both in the process of creating the building materials and in importing them to the building site; it creates more efficient thermal and acoustic isolation; and adapts itself to the local environment in which we live.
Aim for This Manual
This manual aims to give the basics of block production. Please note that it is only an introduction to block production.
The development of this manual is based on work done with "Auroville Earth Institute" and its user and production manual. |Page2
The environmental advantages of building with Stabilized Compressed Earth Blocks using AnyWay products Earth building using AnyWay's new line of products has much to offer those who place value upon environmental sustainability. It enables us to incorporate the land we live on into our buildings, saves energy both in the process of creating the building materials and in importing them to the building site, creates more efficient thermal and acoustic isolation, and adapts itself to the local environment in which we live. In the last years has arisen a global movement that emphasizes the need to use advanced technologies in the building process which protect and preserve the world we live in. AnyWay’s innovative technology enables the use and recycling of local readily available materials while creating strong and easy to use earth blocks.
Cost and Energy Efficient in production The cost of an Earth Block wall system is about 40% cheaper than conventional systems. Earth Blocks are made on-site, saving in transportation costs and fuel consumption while requiring little energy in the block making process. Cost and Energy efficient through the lifespan of the building Earth Block building creates incredible energy savings for the owner throughout the life of the building. The thermal mass quality of Earth Blocks alone can offer the owner savings of up to 14% on cooling and heating costs. When the owner’s home energy requirements are reduced this much, the community saves as well. Non-Toxic Block making itself is a non-toxic process, and accordingly the buildings themselves are comparatively clean. Often, manmade ingredients of modern construction (like concrete) contribute to an environment that is filled with toxic chemicals and gases. It's a...