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AbstractDifferent construction materials utilized throughout the built environment influence people’s interactions and levels of connection within a city. This capstone project will detail types of adobe construction, its history and processes, as well as some of the benefits and consequences of utilizing this ancient material. Interviews with current homeowners, people in the market, realtors, adobe specialists and general contractors showcase the different perspectives surrounding the material and capture its relevance within today’s construction field. Case studies on different sites around Tucson, Arizona and MLS listings will help round out the picture of adobe construction in the city and give solid examples of its beauty, integrity, longevity, and importance. Historically, adobe structures were some of the most affordable due to the utilization of on-site materials and the availability of the resources. Today however, adobe construction costs more due to a specific labor force as well as the material, and this research aims to find out why.
DescriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project