Is This A Viable Alternative To Taping Your Hexayurt?

nylon wire tiesAlex Gorbatchev, in a recent post to the Google Hexayurt Group, describes an assembly process for his hurt that uses electrical conduit (1/4″ EMT pipe) to the edges of the individual panels so that they can be attached using nylon wire ties.

Here is a link to a picture of his yurt.

Unfortunately, there are no details regarding how the EMT pipe is attached to the individual panels before they are joined together.