segunda-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2010

ASTM E2392 - 05

A Standard Guide for Design of Earthen Wall Building Systems, ASTM E2392 - 05, has been announced and can be purchased by clicking here.
1_Scope
1.1 This standard provides guidance for earthen building systems that address both technical requirements and considerations for sustainable development. Earthen building systems include adobe, rammed earth, cob, cast earth and other earth technologies used as structural and non-structural wall systems.
1.1.1 There are many decisions in the design and construction of a building that can contribute to the maintenance of ecosystem components and functions for future generations, that is, sustainability. One such decision is the selection of products for use in the building. This standard addresses sustainability issues related to the use of earthen wall building systems.
1.1.2 The considerations for sustainable development relative to earthen wall building systems are categorized as follows: materials (product feedstock); manufacturing process; operational performance (product installed); and indoor environmental quality (IEQ).
1.1.3 The technical requirements for earthen building systems are categorized as follows: design criteria, structural and non-structural systems, and structural and non-structural components.
1.2 This standard does not provide guidance for structural support of roofs made of earthen material.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents
ASTM Standards
D559
Test Methods for Wetting and Drying Compacted Soil-Cement Mixtures D560
Test Methods for Freezing and Thawing Compacted Soil-Cement Mixtures D5860
Test Method for Evaluation of the Effect of Water Repellent Treatments on Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Hydraulic Cement Mortar Specimens D698
Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Standard Effort (12 400 ft-lbf/ft3 (600 kN-m/m3)) E2114
Terminology for Sustainability Relative to the Performance of Buildings E631
Terminology of Building ConstructionsASCE StandardsANSI/ASCE7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

sexta-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2010

European clay plaster workshops_2010


European clay plaster workshops for 2010
Comenius/Grundtvig course DE-2010-1018-001
New Educational Approach in Sustainable Natural Building Part IClay Plaster - Module 1Workshop for trainers and educators.
May 15th - May 22nd 2010and

Comenius/Grundtvig course DE-2010-1019-001
New Educational Approach in Sustainable Natural Building Part IIClay Plaster - Module 2Workshop for trainers and educators
July 17th – July 25th 2010

Participation in these courses may be supported by the European Commission in the framework of the Grundtvig Programme - through mobility grants under the In-Service Training Scheme.
If you are interested in participating in our 2010 European courses and you want to ask for a Grundtivig mobility grant, the deadline for submitting your application is the 15 January 2010.

Please contact herz@earthbuilding.eu, if you need more information.
Uta HerzFAL e.V.
European School for Earth Building

http://www.earthbuilding.eu/
Tel: 0049 30 41 716601
email: herz@earthbuilding

Stampflehm_Hermann Gärtner

quinta-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2010

RIBA_Exposição_Seminários_2010

O Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) vai organizar em Londres, em Março e Abril 2010, uma Exposição e uma série de Seminários sobre Arquitectura de Terra.
Para mais informações, consultar:

http://www.architecture.com/WhatsOn/Exhibitions/At66PortlandPlace/2010/Spring/DjenneExh.aspx

http://www.architecture.com/WhatsOn/Exhibitions/At66PortlandPlace/2010/Spring/djennegalerytalk.aspx

http://www.architecture.com/WhatsOn/Talks/Events/2010/MudBuilding.aspx

Revista Ecologik 12_Spécial Architecture en terre


Revista Ecologik 12
Décembre 2009 / Janvier 2010
Spécial architecture en terre, promenade retrouvée à Québec, Les nouveaux dilemnes du patrimoine, Refuge passif dans les Alpes, Société la ville durable et connectée, Copenhague : le business des forêts tropicales, Innovations : assainissement...
122 pages

quinta-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2010

Castelo de Paderne_2009


Castelo de Paderne, Albufeira
Abril de 2009 ©Pedro Abreu

6ºATP / 9ºSIACOT 20/23 Fevereiro 2010_Coimbra | Portugal


Iniciamos o ano de 2010 no ArquitecturasdeTerra com o espírito muito positivo, renovando a divulgação de um importante evento relacionado com a Construção com terra e que irá decorrer em Coimbra, Portugal, de 20 a 23 de Fevereiro de 2010, trata-se do 6º Seminário Arquitectura de Terra em Portugal & 9º Seminário Ibero-Americano de Construção e Arquitectura com Terra.

A relevância e o interesse dos temas que serão abordados durante estes 3 dias e a oportunidade de juntar uma vez mais em Portugal inúmeras "cabeças pensantes" vindas de todo o Mundo para debater oportunidades e diferentes perspectivas em torno da construção com terra merece toda a promoção e o incentivo. Será concerteza possível observar e apreciar a espantosa universalidade e diversidade destas técnicas de construção.

Deixamos por isso aqui o convite a todos os interessados e já agora fiquem também com os links principais, para mais informações podem consultar o site do evento em www.esg.pt/6atp


Idiomas da Conferência: Português, Espanhol, Inglês (sem tradução simultânea)

Temas dos Painéis:
1. Arqueologia, Arte e Antropologia
2. Património e Conservação
3. Técnicas, Construção, Investigação e Desenvolvimento
4. Arquitectura Vernácula e Contemporânea
Programa geral:
20 Fev. 2010 Oficina
21 e 22 Fev. 2010 Seminário
23 Fev. 2010 Visita
Local: Auditório da Reitoria, Universidade de Coimbra

Informações e Inscrições:

Links rápidos:

Sugestão de Hotéis em Coimbra
Mapa de Hotéis em Coimbra
Download de Desdobrável
Download de Ficha de Inscrição (pdf)
Download de Ficha de Inscrição (doc)
Download de Ficha de Inscrição para Oficina (doc)
Download de Ficha de Inscrição para Oficina (pdf)
Informações sobre Inscrições

E-mail: 6atp9siacot@gmail.com (seminário e visita)

Tel. (+351) 239 851603
Fax (+351) 239 851609