calculations app thumb Light Straw Clay Calculations for Project Managers — The App

One of the first challenges in achieving reliable mix density for light straw-clay construction is accurately calculating quantities. Our team is working on a simple and effective solution: the LSC Calculations App.

Dr. Susan Thering is collaborating with our lead science researcher Dr. Douglas Piltingsrud and experienced builder Scott Cherry from Lightfoot inc. of NM, to devise a user-friendly quantity calculation application for straw and clay.

When it's completed, tested equations will be built-in so that Project Managers can choose any target energy performance desired for a given wall, and then just fill-in-the-blanks to confidently find the quantities of straw and clay required.

Here's an early screenshot of progress so far...

calculation app screenshot

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