Berlin, 11 July 2019. The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM) is involved in a new project which investigates the use of earth block masonry (EBM) for sustainable housing construction. The research aims to examine the load-bearing behaviour of EBM in terms of failure mechanisms to ensure the design complies with the generally applicable masonry standard, DIN EN 1996/NA. The project, in which the Technical University of Darmstadt and ZRS Ingenieure GmbH are also involved, is technically and financially supported by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU). Read more >>>>>

Typical earth blocks, Source: BAM, Division Buildings and Structures