Sets out requirements for the materials and workmanship requirements for the use of unfired earth in the form of adobe, pressed earth brick, rammed earth or poured earth. It applies to buildings which are designed in accordance with NZS 4297 "Engineering Design of Earth Buildings" and NZS 4299 "Earth Buildings Not Requiring Specific Design". This Standard provides a means of compliance with the materials and workmanship requirements of earth walled structures. Test methods for earth building materials and criteria for acceptable results are included.
Date published: 13/10/1998
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