Earthen Construction Symposium: Durham 2013
On July 2nd
hosted a day long event for researchers, architects and engineers to present
current academic research and discuss the direction of earthen construction
research within the UK and
across Europe. The symposium opened with a keynote
address by the Chair of Earth Building UK, Dr Paul Jaquin, contained two
workshops discussing the future of research into earthen construction research
and had six presentations covering a wide range of topics. The symposium
organisers would like to thank all who presented and attended for their
invaluable contributions to the day and look forward to hearing more about
their earthen construction research in the future.
To download a full symposium report click here.
To download the presentation slides please click on the relevant presentation below.
Keynote Lecture: Earthen Construction - Thoughts on the past, present and future: Paul Jaquin (Integral Engineering Design & Chair of EBUK)
The potential of Dynamic Vapour Sorption systems to investigate the moisture buffering of unfired clay masonry: Fionn McGregor (University of Bath)
A future vision of low-cost sustainable housing in Sudan: Biomimicry of Termite Mounds: Amal Balila (University of Reading)
Experimental assessment and FE modelling of Rammed Earth built in natural soil: Hossein Nowamooz (INSA de Strasbourg)
The impact of contamination on soils used in earthen construction: Marta Zurakowska (University of the West of Scotland)
It is hoped that the Earthen Construction Symposium will return to
2014 and will then become an annual event that can be hosted by different
institutions across Europe.