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ASTM Earthen Materials Task GroupPhoto - Building Standards

This task group is housed under the American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) E6.71 Subcommittee, on Sustainability for Buildings. David Eisenberg is vice-chair of this subcommittee, and DCAT founded and chairs the Earthen Materials Task Group. The task group is developing a series of standards and construction guides for earthen materials and building systems. The initial focus is on adobe, rammed earth, and compressed earth blocks.

For more information, please contact us at DCAT.


If you are looking for straw bale testing standards, here they are:

ASTM E-119 Small Scale Fire Test (New Mexico) (264K)

ASTM E84-98 Surface Burning Characteristics report (452K)

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