A number of new projects are in the works at the Geiger Research Institute and will be available soon from our website at www.grisb.org.
* Earthbag construction manual for domes: Step-by-step, pictorial instructions, designed for use in developing regions and ease of translation, are being developed in collaboration with Akio Inoue of Tenri University and Kelly Hart of GreenHomeBuilding.com, both well known experts in earthbag building.
* Earthbag construction manual for vertical walls: Step-by-step, pictorial instructions, designed for use in developing regions and ease of translation, are being developed in collaboration with Kelly Hart of GreenHomeBuilding.com. Both manuals will be available for free on the Geiger Research Institute website.
* Small diameter wood: Building on previous efforts to encourage the use of small diameter wood (the small trees that are choking our forests and contributing to out-of-control forest fires), the Geiger Research Institute is developing a complete building system that reduces costs and eliminates the use of unsustainably harvested and imported dimensional lumber.
* Tsunami-resistant housing: In collaboration with the US Military Academy at West Point, who is providing the tsunami/hurricane/earthquake engineering design, and a team of licensed architects, CAD designers and other building professionals, are finalizing a housing plan for the tsunami stricken area of SE Asia. All plans and specifications will be freely available on the Geiger Research Institute website.