Tagged: construction

Log cabin construction without power tools

No talking viral timelapse video of Shawn James off grid log cabin build by one man alone in the wilderness of Canada, from 1st tree cut to last floor board laid. [Via: My Self Reliance]

Was Roman concrete better?

In this video, Practical Engineering discusses a few modern techniques that help improve design life of concrete, including roller compacted concrete (RCC) and water reducing admixtures (superplasticizers).

Norway’s $47BN coastal highway

Norway’s western coast is home to some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth. Carved by glaciers throughout the ages, some of these fjords stretch for 200 kilometers inland and are over a kilometer...

How to: mud bricks

Via: Primitive Technology I made a brick mold that makes bricks 25 x 12.5 x 7.5 cm from wood. A log was split and mortise and tenon joints were carved using a stone chisel and...