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Mid-Missouri Branch Sustainapalooza: Strawbale Construction

  • 05 Oct 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Columbia City Hall Conference Room 1A, Eighth and Broadway, Columbia, Mo


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  • Fulltime student of a high school or University
  • Not a Student, member of AIA or of USGBC
  • Member of your local USGBC Chapter

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Strawbale Construction

Presented by Adrienne Stolwyk 

Part of Sustainapalooza

Learn about the history of straw bale construction: where, when & why it came about. Participants will see images of some of the first straw bale homes. Explore the benefits of straw bale construction, including its high insulating value, low embodied energy, rapidly renewable source materials & friendliness to do-it-yourselfers. See see detailed images of the construction of a non-load bearing straw bale building in Moab, Utah. Participants will learn what appropriate details are for foundations, bale placement, roof-wall connections and adobe floors. Learn about different types of earthen and lime plaster. Examine samples of different plaster finishes. Participants will see the artistic range plaster affords. Learn about the process for building a code-compliant straw bale structure by evaluating the Moab, Utah Straw Bale Construction Policy. Understand the inspections that are required by the City of Moab. Understand the limitations posed by jurisdictions that have not adopted Straw Bale Construction policies.


 Submitted for 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES CEH

Jointly presented by USGBC-MGC Mid-Missouri Branch and Mid-Missouri AIA



Columbia City Hall Conference Room 1A, Eighth and Broadway, Columbia, Mo Map



Saturday, October 5  10:00 AM



$20 for USGBC or AIA Members, $30 for Non-Members, or buy an all day Sustainapalooza pass for $40. Free for fulltime students. 

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