Rammed Earth

We’ve run workshops in Rwanda and Sierra Leone facilitating, sharing and teaching skill development in earth construction. Namely cinva ram block making, full formwork rammed earth construction, stabilised earth methods, plasters and mortars etc.

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Makiga Ram, compressed earth block machine in action, Rwanda

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Cinva Ram – compressed earth blocks CEBs – Sierra Leone

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Setting up block making micro business

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Full formwork rammed earth wall construction

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Lime stabilised compressed earth block LS-CEBs – bridge test – point load of 70KGs

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LS-CEBs store to help blocks cure

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Earth plaster tests mixes to see which performs best

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Bridge test – to see what

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After 4 weeks the LS-CEBs lime stabilised compressed earth block fully cures – we then do a soak test – this block was left under water for 1 month and still passed its compression test.

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