It is not often that the expertise of a structural engineer is sought in residential design, and architects frequently do not find it profitable to enter into residential design projects. Earth sheltered housing, however, requires professional input from both structural engineers and architects in order to produce safe, functional and aesthetic designs that would be competitive in the mainstream housing market. Despite outstanding energy performance, low maintenance costs and protection from severe weather, earth sheltered housing is currently plagued by the prevalent nemesis of innovation: higher initial cost.
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||Structural Engineering Practice: Analysis, Design, Management|
|State||Published - 1983|