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Straw Bale Row Housing in Edmonton Wins Award

Straw bale row housing in Edmonton wins award! Congratulations to the Battle Lake Design Group for their 2009 Urban Design Award for Merit which was presented by the city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. Urban Architecture-Award of Merit Project Designers: Battle Lake Design Group, Inc. Structural Engineer: Acius Engineering Project owner: The Warehouse Loft Company […]

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New Research About Mesh and Bale Orientation on Straw Bale Walls

I was recently told about some new research results that have posted on line. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has just published a report authored by Colin MacDougall called “Effect of Mesh and Bale Orientation on the Strength of Straw Bale Walls“. The report is co-authored by Chris Magwood and Steve Vardy. The […]

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