STRAW IS STRONGER THAN CAMELS: Structural Tests on a Straw Bale Wall
Authors: Alcorn, Andrew ; Worsnop, Patrick
The use of straw bale construction is continuing to spread faster than the understanding of its physical
properties. This is leading to some failures, but also to under-utilisation of the abilities of straw as a
sustainable material. Recent research undertaken at Victoria University of Wellington demonstrates
the potential of straw to perform structurally and to minimise use of other construction materials.