EPA 2012 P3 Award
This EPA 2012 P3 Award is the research work on compressed earth blocks at Fears Lab. The team is a collaboration between the College of Architecture and the College of Engineering. This multidisciplinary faculty and student collaborative research project began Fall 2010 with testing completed at the College of Engineering’s Fears Lab on the OU campus. The entire research team includes graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty from various colleges and departments including the Haskell and Irene Lemon Construction Science Division, Division of Architecture, Division of Landscape Architecture and the College of Engineering. Faculty include Lisa Holliday, Bill McManus, Scott Williams, Charles Graham, Daniel Butko from the College of Architecture and Chris Ramseyer and Mike Schmitz from the College of Engineering. Holliday and Butko cotaught a course in Fall 2011 focusing on designing and building a Compressed Earth Block house.