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ArchitectureWeek - Building Department
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BUILDING WITH PAPERCRETE

There has been a explosion of interest recently in the development of sustainable building materials, from straw bale to cob. A relative newcomer to the green materials scene is papercrete. This unlikely marriage of repulped paper and portland cement has produced a material with some intriguing characteristics.

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BASICS - CLAY TILE ROOFING

Tile roofing accommodates various building traditions and climatic conditions, and it now accounts for over eight percent of the residential steep-slope roofing market in the United States for new construction and about three percent for reroofing. And in much of the world, earthy, fire-safe, long-lasting tile is the dominant roofing material.

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