01 maio 2011

Earth USA 2011_Announcement / Call for Papers

Announcing Earth USA 2011
September 30, October 1 and 2, 2011 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
This is the Sixth International Earthbuilding Conference sponsored by Earth USA (emerging from the Adobe Association of the Southwest), the Adobe Construction Program of Northern New Mexico College, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Adobe in Action.
Earth USA 2011 indicates a wider field of interest than previous conferences and will include adobe, rammed earth, compressed earth block: CEB, and monolithic adobe: cob. Any material or method that uses clay as a binder is considered.
Call for Papers Schedule:
May 3, 2011:Abstracts due (one page using the abstract template, 8-1/2 x 11 or A4 formats, max. 250 words)
June 3, 2011:Acceptance notifications
August 5, 2011:Full paper due (7-page maximum including graphics, see formatting instructions on website)
Presenters will have 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes to answer questions. Time limits will be carefully monitored.
Paper subject categories are:
1. Historic buildings and cities including their stabilization, preservation and conservation
2. Education and information transfer including codes, norms and regulations
3. Physical and thermal properties of materials and structures including seismic, flood and storm resistance
4. Construction methods
5. New architecture and construction projects including renovation, modernization and re-purposing of existing buildings
6. Poster session
Submit your abstract as an e-mail attachment in .DOC format no later than May 3, 2011.
Please address your e-mail to:
Quentin Wilson, Speakers Committee
For more information and to download the abstract template visit:

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