Hello everyone. I recently participated I the Tulum workshop. I'm so thankful for the experience and the amazing people I meet. Recently I started building in Guatemala close to Santiago Sacatepequez. I'm inviting anyone who wants to help and learn together during this 6 month process.
At the moment there's 2 volunteers and 2 workers. And I can host a few more people either camping, in a room at my parents or there's also a smallish town close to.
For those interested you can send me a WhatsApp 50252039176.
I think that a certification for each state would not be available because every state and county have their own regulations, and they change differently. You should contact an engineering firm local to the area you want to build and ask them how can you make the aircrete building to comply with the area you are going to build. Even a regular wood house that may be legal in one state or country, could be ilegal in another, so you have to ask this locally to your county or state requirements. You can even build some of the blocks and take them to an engineering firm to test them and give you the tensile and compressive strengh. It is better to get your local code and build around their minimum requirements than trying to convince them to accept your design.
What would a 1 foot thick dome being just AC alone, what would the R value be? Also what thickness would = 90, I just wondered because of a dome creation video I saw a long time ago.
I forgot what the main supports was but they had chicken fence wire over that and spray it with a foam that greatly expands and hardens , sure some goes through the holes, but it did the job, they said it's R-value is 90