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    Thai Navy to build adobe training center



    Navy to build adobe training center

    Patcharapol Panrak
    Plans for the new Recruit Training Center of the Thai Royal Navy to be constructed at Sattahip feature adobe construction and food growing based on the self-sufficiency concept of His Majesty the King.

    The Navy trainees will help make mud bricks to build the new center, grow rice, vegetables and fish for their food and learn other non-naval rural skills, such as even running home-stay tourist accommodation, which would equip them for life after the Navy.

    Capt. Wirat Somjit, deputy commander of the Recruit Training Center, Naval Education Department, said the new center was built to mark the 80th birthday HM the King on 9.9 rai at Bangsarae Sub-district.

    It will become a showcase for other naval training centers, family members of the sailors, students and members of the general public to learn self-sufficient skills that they can then use elsewhere.

    The self-sufficient economy approach had in fact been applied at all naval installations and facilities in the country, he said.

    To get the ball rolling and the bricks stacking, an adobe building expert from the Bandinthai Learning Center in Chaiyapum Province, Surat Sarakham, was invited to come to show the new sailors how to make bricks from mud.

    Following brick techniques and house design from New Mexico, Surat showed how to put together a balanced mixture of soil and sand to shape the bricks in moulds, each 48 x 24 x 18 cm in size, ready to be dried in the sun.

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    excellent news , IF they are going to get their hands dirty unlike the uniformed gentlemen above .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    based on the self-sufficiency concept of His Majesty the King.
    *cough -- eye roll"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pai nai ma View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    based on the self-sufficiency concept of His Majesty the King.
    *cough -- eye roll"
    Thanks for posting DD,

    I visited a project teaching about HM's sufficiency and was quite impressed with how integrated it all was. Considering the credit crisis, high cost of fuel and environmental problems, teaching ppl to look after themselves and get by with less makes a lot of sense.

    The project had a small hut made from mud brick, apparently it's quite easy and dirt cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    The Navy trainees will help make mud bricks to build the new center,
    How about some real self sufficiency.
    Make some tanks and a couple of F18's out of mud

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    Is there much building in adobe going on in Thailand? I love the stuff--cool in summer, warm in winter. A nice hacienda in Thailand would be real nice if it was done right. (There's always a catch).

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    If anyone remembers the film apocalypse now, when martin sheen's character has to go up a river to terminate the green beret col who has gone insane, he reaches a ruined temple and old grounds?

    Good........

    That temple was constructed out of 300lb weight adobe bricks, they used 600 men and old techniques of pulleys and A frame levers to build it up with.......

    in regards to adobe if used in a manner that embodies certain design understanding for building with then this is as good as any other material......and is cheap if not free to make!!!!!!!!!!!
    im hot its so hot today.......milk was a bad choice!

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