The Earth Building Association of Australia (EBAA) is an organisation formed to promote the use of Unfired Earth as a building medium throughout Australia.
EBAA is a broad based organisation which has members that include builders, specialist contractors, trades people and owner builders, specialist manufacturers and suppliers, architects and designers, consultants, educators and students, with a common interest in the use of Unfired Earth.
The Earth Building Techniques include;
Mudbrick ( Mud Brick, Adobe),
Rammed Earth (Pise),
Pressed Earth Bricks (CEB, Cinva Ram),
Light Earth (Light Straw Clay, Slip Straw),
Super Adobe (Earth Bag),
Wattle and Daub,
Earth Render (Earthen Render),
Earth Plaster (Earthen Plaster)
The formation of EBAA commenced in 1990 at a gathering held in Maldon, Victoria. A subsequent meeting took place in Mildura, Victoria in 1991 which elected the first Committee of EBAA. Since than the primary focus of the Association has been communicating constructively with all levels of Government concerned with the regulation of Building practice in Australia as well as educating and informing our membership and the public.
Our association has a strong national focus and is the peak body for Earth Building practitioners, both private & commercial, in Australia. Membership is open to all with an interest in earth building.
EBAA quarterly Newsletter,
Dirt 45 is out now to EBAA Members
Become an EBAA Member now!
There are three classifications of membership. Each classification is entitled
to one vote under the Rules of the Association. Individual Members have
voting rights and receive a copy of “Dirt” our newsletter in the
mail. In addition Business Members can use the ebaa logo and their services
and your contact details are listed on our website.
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All members will benefit from being represented and kept informed. To this end all members receive our quarterly news letter "Dirt". "Dirt", is designed to inform and educate the membership on the current issues relevant to Earth Building in Australia, as well as inspiring readers with examples of Earth constructions currently being undertaken. Members also have the opportunity to meet others, from all over Australia, with the same interest and passion for earth building and are able to access and contribute to a great wealth of knowledge and experience.
Business Members are entitled to use the EBAA Member Logo in their marketing material and stationery and if they wish will be listed in our services directory on this site.
Associate Members will be able to work with us towards mutual goals, have input into our direction and keep their own membership informed of our efforts.
Have a problem to do with building in earth materials? Why not post it on EBAA's Forum or join in a discussion etc
Notice: The EBAA's Forum page has been closed as at the 1st of July 2012 and will soon be replaced with a FAQ page.
( which is currently under-construction).
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