Jaquin, P. A. Analysis of historic rammed earth constructionDurham University, 2008

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Journal publications

Heath, A., Walker, P., Jaquin, P. and Lawrence, M., 2011. Render induced cracking of earth masonryProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Structures and

Jaquin, P. A., Augarde, C. E., Gallipoli, D. and Toll, D.G. The strength of rammed earth materialsGeotechnique

Jaquin, P.A. Augarde, C.E. Gerrard, C.M. Historic rammed earth distributionInternational Journal of Architectural Heritage

Jaquin, P. A. Study of historic rammed earth structures in Spain and IndiaThe Structural Engineer

Conference proceedings

Hardwick, J., Jaquin, P.A. Seismic performance of mud brick structuresEngineers without Borders research conference. London. 19 February 2010

Jaquin, P.A. How Mud Bricks Work- Using Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Principles to Explain the Material Properties of Earth Buildings – A year of research. Engineers without Borders research conference. London. 19 February 2010

Jaquin, P.A.,Gerrard, C.M., Augarde, C.E. and Canivell, J. Damage in Historic Rammed earth structures: A case study at Ambel, Zaragoza, SpainSIACOT IX. Coimbra, Portugal. 20-23 February 2010.

(421KB)  Damage in Historic Rammed earth structures: A case study at Ambel, Zaragoza, Spain

Canivell, J., Jaquin, P.A., Augarde, C.E. and Gerrard, C.M. Sistemas de Reparacion en Fabricas Historicas de Tapial. SIACOT IX. Coimbra, Portugal.20-23 February 2010.

Jaquin, P.A. Humidity regulation in earth buildingsRamboll Technical Forum. London November 2009.

(454KB)  Humidity regulation in earth buildings paper

(2.42MB)  Humidity regulation in earth buildings poster

Jaquin, P. A., Augarde C.E and Legrande, L. Unsaturated characteristics of rammed earthFirst European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Durham, July 2008

Jaquin, P.A., Augarde, C. E. and Gerrard, C.M. Historic Rammed Earth Structures in Spain.International Symposium on Earthen Structures, Bangalore, August 2007

(1.40MB)  Historic Rammed Earth Structures in Spain

Jaquin, P.A., Analysis of Historic Rammed Earth Construction9th Young Geotechnical Engineers Symposium, Belfast, September 2006

(1.12MB)  Analysis of Historic Rammed Earth Construction

Jaquin, P. A., Augarde, C. E. and Gerrard, C.M. Analysis of Historic Rammed Earth ConstructionStructural Analysis of Historic Constructions, New Delhi, November 2006

(1.07MB)  Analysis of Historic Rammed Earth Construction

Jaquin, P. A., Augarde, C. E. and Gerrard, C.M. Analysis of Tapial structures for modern use and conservationStructural Analysis of Historic Constructions, Padova, November 2004


Jaquin, P. Development and spread of the rammed earth techniqueLehm 2008, Koblenz, Germany, October 2008

(1.44MB)  Development and spread of the rammed earth technique

Jaquin, P. Analysis of Historic Rammed Earth Structures Presentations by Britain’s Top Younger Scientists and Engineers, Houses of Parliament, London, October 2006

(1.24MB)  Analysis of Historic Rammed Earth Structures

Jaquin, P. Historic Rammed Earth Construction Institution of Structural Engineers Young Researchers Conference, London, September 2006

(1.32MB)  Historic Rammed Earth Construction


Link found between sand castles and rammed earth structures. New Civil Engineer. 3 June 2009

Sandcastles hold key to Great Wall of China building technique. Daily Telegraph. 3 June 2009

Sandcastles share secret of green construction. Building magazine. 3 June 2009

Sandcastle study for eco-building. BBC News online. 3 June 2009

‘Sandcastle’ key to green future. The Scotsman. 4 June 2009

Durham University scientists examine sandcastles. The Northern Echo. 4 June 2009/

Jaquin, P. 2007 Rammed earth floors. Green Building Magazine, 17 (3) Green Building Press.


Jaquin, P. Maggaly Ruiz, Earth building in Colombia and the UK May 2007

Jaquin, P. Rammed Earth is for Everyone July 2006

Photograph credits

Checkerboard Films. Film on architect Rick Joy. December 2009

Corriere della sera. Italian magazine. July 2009.

Grains de bâtisseurs, a 5 year exhibition at Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, Paris. Interpretive panels and accompanying book. March 2009

Interpretive Panels, McConnell Foundation Sustainability Gardens, Turtlebay Educational Centre, Redding California. October 2009

Two photographs on interactive maps and guides. June 2008

World Heritage, magazine with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Terra 2008 Conference edition. November 2007

Two historic rammed earth building photographs in Easton, D. The Rammed Earth House. Chelsea Green Publishing Company. Reprinted August 2007

Abenteuer und Reisen. German Travel magazine. September 2007

Tunza United Nations Environment Program magazine. July 2007

Two photographs of historic rammed earth buildings used in Desert Living Center in Las Vegas, showing the history and development of the rammed earth technique. For Aldrich Pears.


How earth buildings regulate relative humidity. November 2009. Ramboll Technical Forum. London.

Rammed earth for engineers. 15 September 2009. Internal Ramboll Presentation. Bristol

The Science of Sandcastles. 5 September 2009. Orkney International Science Festival. Kirkwall.

How to make mud bricks. 7 February 2009. Engineers without Borders course. London

Rammed earth. 6 August 2008. Ramboll Whitbybird Technical Highlight. London

Rammed earth. 28 July 2008. Ramboll Whitbybird Lunchtime seminar . Edinburgh

Unsaturated characteristics of rammed earth 4 July 2008. 1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils

School of Engineering Research Day 25 June 2007 – Soil Mechanics group presentation

Rammed earth. Eden Valley Green week. September 2007

Advanced Mechanics Research Group, Durham University 23 November 2006 – Modelling rammed earth using soil mechanics principles

Structural Analysis of Historic Constructions 9 November 2006 – Analysis of Historic Rammed earth