Further Reading

For further information on Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks (ISSBs) and other forms of Compressed Earth (CEB) technology the following publications and papers are available to download.

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Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks – Appropriate earth technologies in Uganda
Co-published by UN Habitat and Good Earth Trust, 2009

This booklet contains many images of the technology in use in a variety of buildings in Uganda together with a number of case studies of actual construction projects. download

Construction Handbook – Double Interlocking Rectangular Blocks for House Construction
D. Andabati May 2010

Written by the Managing Director of Good Earth Technologies (Uganda) Ltd. this handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the ISSB technology together with a wealth of information on construction techniques. download

Do-inc Report – March 2010

Good Earth Trust commissioned a study on the feasibility of developing a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodology and its implications on a project using interlocking stabilised earth blocks as a greenhouse reducing building technology.  download


 A Critical Analysis of Waterproofing Compressed Earth Blocks

Dissertation by Jonathan Chew BSc (Hons), Construction Management, Southampton Solent University, May 2012.  download

Stabilised Interlocking Rammed Earth Blocks; alternatives to cement stabilisation

Paper prepared by Gordon Browne for the 11th International Conference on Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies (NOCMAT 2009) – 6th – 9th September 2009, Bath, UK. download

Enzyme Stabilised Blocks

Paper prepared by i-Tec-w Ltd. Had-Ness 12950, Israel on the use of enzymes to stabilise soil blocks.

The Interlocking Stabilised Soilblock Handbook – the multi-purpose technology for community mobilisation

Paper prepared by Good Earth Trust for press briefings. download

The geopolymer brick L.T.G.S

Paper prepared by cordi géopolymère of Saint Quentin, France. download

Staff housing, Duluti, Tanzania

Block construction, Uganda

Infant school, Katuuso, Uganda