Compressed Earth Blocks
"Compressed Earth Block (CEB) is one name given to earthen bricks compressed with hand-operated or motorized hydraulic machines." (Natural Building Colloquium)
Here is a poster illustrating the main stages of production including sieving the soil, measuring and mixing of components, molding, quality control, curing and stacking. It also includes guidelines on the proper building practices when using compressed earth blocks. (UN Habitat).
- UNESCO-sponsored handbook on Compressed Stabilised Earth Block Manufacture in Sudan
Theses/Reports of CEB Work Completed at CU-Boulder
- The Development of a Standard of Care Defining Suitable Testing of Geomaterials Intended for Unstabilized Compressed Earth Block Construction, by Brett Grunert, MS Thesis, Univ. of Colorado, May 2009.
- A Proposed Best Practice Method of Defining a Standard of Care for Stabilized Compressed Earthen Block Projection, by Adam D. Krosnowski, MS Thesis, Univ. of Colorado, April 2011.