Patterns of environmental decay affecting historic and modern pisé walls

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Rammed earth (pisé) buildings have a long history in Australia. Setting aside the impact of natural disasters, pisé structures exhibit great longevity as long as the roof is water tight, and the bottom of the walling is protected from splash effects. This paper will review the nature of environmental decay as it affects both historic (nineteenth century) and modern pisé walls. The paper will show that modern walls made up from a cement/earth mix are not immune from moisture induced decay
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 06 Nov 2017
EventInternational Earth Building Conference - Charles Sturt University, Albury, Australia
Duration: 03 Nov 201705 Nov 2017 (conference website)


ConferenceInternational Earth Building Conference
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