CalEarth has announced that after two years of research, testing, and fundraising they have been issued an ICC-ES number for SuperAdobe Cement Stabilized Earthbags!
This is a major accomplishment as the report and supplemental testing data will reassure building departments of the compliance of SuperAdobe with the International Building Code. The report is free to download and provides specific conditions of use including how to build, tamp, mix, in order to achieve the highest structural durability and compliance with the ESR.
All builders interested in SuperAdobe can now reference the ICC-ES on their drawings submitted to the building department (must be stamped by a design professional). The ICC Report indicates that SuperAdobe (cement stabilized earthbags) comply with the 2018 International Residential Code and the 2019 California Building Code.
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Hurrahh for Dashtan and Chefteh and troup at Cal Earth
Awesome! Stellar news! Good work Cal-Earth! Thanks for sharing, Kelly.
Excellent news!! Thank you for sharing!