Enrique Villacis Tapia, Patricio Cevallos, Cynthia Ayarza

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The eco earth sandwich is a construction system with a CMU foundation, braced vertically with treated wood poles and horizontally with steel rods and rammed earth. A reinforced concrete crowning beam confines a steel panel envelope, developed as an alternative wall using local resources, materials, and workforce. The Con Lo Que Hay 14 (CLQH 14) workshop, which translates to “With What is Available, edition 14 workshop,” developed the eco earth sandwich for a small suburban community center in the Ecuadorian Andes, based on vernacular contained earth criteria. The model is a one-story structure in which the resistance of its conforming elements will be evaluated in a theoretical approach. Earthquake resistance: Compression and tensile stresses and cutting effects produced at the foot of the wall will be evaluated. Verifying its effectiveness as a one-story self-standing structure and the possibility of becoming bearing walls. Future studies are planned with laboratory structural stress load tests.

Idioma originalInglés
PublicaciónProceedings of International Structural Engineering and Construction
EstadoPublicada - 2024
Publicado de forma externa
Evento1st Latin American Conference in Structural Engineering and Construction, LATAM-SEC 2024 - Quito, Ecuador
Duración: 4 mar. 20248 mar. 2024

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