The EBUK Conference is a chance for a wide diversity of voices to be heard, from larger contractors to smaller builders, academic experience to meet industry testing norms, designers changing the face of earth structures, to the conservationists with practical experience of what works and lasts from the past. The EBUK conference is also the place to find out more about companies making products and the networks of trainers passing on skills for the future.
Context of building with Earth. Prof. Peter Walker.
Current research on rammed earth (Short papers, Q&A).
The Optimum Moisture Content of Rammed Earth. David C. Okoronkwo University of Wolverhampton.
An objective assessment of methods for determining the optimum water content of rammed earth. Jonathan C. Smith & Charles E. Augarde. University of Durham.
An introduction to ecocork for earth building. Mike Wye & Associates.
The Requirement for Modern Earth Masonry. Daniel Maskell, University of Bath.
Session 2. International.
Perspectives on building with earth. Rowland Keable
Is Earth as a building material could be the sustainable solution to control the housing crisis of urban poor in Greater Khartoum? Amal Balila, University of Reading, UK.
Gundtvig & DEBA. Linda Watson, University of Plymouth
An introduction to Earthbag construction. Paulina Wojciechowska. earthhandsandhouses, UK.
Session 3. Building with earth
3 r’s of sustainability. Prof Tom Woolley
Understanding energy conservation in Traditional Construction. Carol Ryan. Conservation & Design Officer North Dorset District Council
Recent work in Cob – The Rosemoor Shelter. J & J Sharpe Construction.
An exceptional new cob building. Kevin McCabe. Build something beautiful
The Art of Cob. Jackie Abbey & Jill Smallcombe. Abbey and Smallcombe.
Lincolnshire mud and stud, a vernacular building style. Rob Ley. Mud and Stud Construction.
Earth Building Traditions in Scotland: Conservation and Repair; Materials and Methods…….In celebration of diversity. Becky Little. Little and Davie Construction.
The Transition movement and the potential of local building materials. Rob Hopkins.
17.30. Conference conclusion
Please see online for more information on our speakers.
You can book online and pay via paypal – this allows us to streamline conference bookings and is simple and easy to use. Please note you do not need to have a paypal account.
Please note this is a non-residential conference – though those travelling some distance, or wishing to attend the post conference tour may be looking for accommodation at Dartington Hall. See the EBUK website for more details.
Post conference tour (2/2/2013).
More information shortly – a self-guided tour of local buildings, culminating in a visit to Mike Wye and Associates.
Other news and events of interest
1st December 2012. World Heritage for Tomorrow. University College London.
12th December 2012, Green Infrastructure for Ecosystem Services in the Built Environment http://reset-development.org/#