Matrix Based Comparison of Tire Masonry Unit Exterior Walls Versus Other Alternative and Traditional Residential Materials and Methods

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Title:
Matrix Based Comparison of Tire Masonry Unit Exterior Walls Versus Other Alternative and Traditional Residential Materials and Methods
Author:
Tolin, Jeff
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This research examines the viability of tire masonry units as a material for exterior walls in residential construction when compared to other alternative materials (straw bales) and traditional materials and methods (wood frame construction). This comparison is executed via a matrix which assigns scores to each material based on their performance in the following criteria; energy efficiency, human health, environmental health, structural soundness, and monetary costs. Tire masonry units have been offered up as a solution to both tire disposal issues that are detrimental to the environment and the problems posed by the need for virgin materials in housing construction. This research concludes this is not the case, and the use of tire masonry units fails to provide solutions for either of these pressing issues.
Description:
Sustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project
Type:
text
Keywords:
Tires; Earthship
Advisor:
Iuliano, Joseph E.
Mentor:
Zuniga, Adriana PhD.
Instructor:
Iuliano, Joey

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dc.contributor.advisorIuliano, Joseph E.en
dc.contributor.authorTolin, Jeffen
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-08T02:11:30Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-08T02:11:30Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/626200-
dc.descriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Projecten
dc.description.abstractThis research examines the viability of tire masonry units as a material for exterior walls in residential construction when compared to other alternative materials (straw bales) and traditional materials and methods (wood frame construction). This comparison is executed via a matrix which assigns scores to each material based on their performance in the following criteria; energy efficiency, human health, environmental health, structural soundness, and monetary costs. Tire masonry units have been offered up as a solution to both tire disposal issues that are detrimental to the environment and the problems posed by the need for virgin materials in housing construction. This research concludes this is not the case, and the use of tire masonry units fails to provide solutions for either of these pressing issues.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.subjectTiresen
dc.subjectEarthshipen
dc.titleMatrix Based Comparison of Tire Masonry Unit Exterior Walls Versus Other Alternative and Traditional Residential Materials and Methodsen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Sustainable Built Environments collection. For more information, contact http://sbe.arizona.edu.en
dc.contributor.mentorZuniga, Adriana PhD.en
dc.contributor.instructorIuliano, Joeyen
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