What you build your house of....and what you build it upon will determine how long your house will be around. Whether you build your house of cement, stone or of the earth itself take some time to contemplate the different links on this page. Whatever material you use for your foundation think of durability. The last thing you need is a company that lacks confidence in their product.
Airfloor-Watrous Associates presents this unique concept which acts as a heat battery for the sun's energy.
Arxx Building Systems-Heard of Blue Maxx? This building block is extremely energy efficient. Would be great for below grade construction. Canada and US
Biodeterioration-Concrete begins to degrade after time due to lichen, moss and other natural growths. But there are solutions.
Geckostone-Yeah, they look like gecko's, are interlocking, can be used for paving, furniture, houses or whatever your imagination can come up.
Loc a bloc-Australian fellow invented this method of locking cement blocks together to create roads, walls, bridges, and a bunch of other cool ideas. Article
Non-Traditional Building Styles-Beautiful homes that use unusual materials.
Rammed Earth and earth sheltering-Thermal mass in the hot dry desert, two case studies.
Thermomass- is quiet, safe and maintenance free. It is also hurricane, tornado and fire resistant. Heating and cooling costs are greatly reduced since over 99% of the insulation value is maintained.
Why use Polysteel?-This stuff uses 25% less concrete while providing 50% more strength then concrete.