Rice Straw Bale Fire Test 2018

Written by esba

Research project to develop building solutions made out of local rice straw bales. Partnership with ITECONS – Coimbra University Engineering Laboratory and Tamera Ecovillage. Characterization of rice straw under European Norms to obtain an ETA certification. See the video for 2 hours fire resistance, on panels made out of rice straw, wood structure and 1,5cms clay plaster on both sides.

Technical project team for the panels development: Beat Zuber, Catarina Pinto and Christoph Ulbig

LINK (with video)

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The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.