Program

Thu 2 – Fri 3 Nov: Hands-On Workshops

Learn from some of the world’s best presenters. Fun and creative hands-on experience teaching core skills – mudbrick, low density earth, earth render, cob, wattle and daub, stabilised rammed earth, rammed earth, earth selection, testing, and finishes, coatings and admixtures for earth construction.

Sat 4 – Sun 5 Nov: Talks

Two unique and thought-provoking days learning from a select group of academics, architects, engineers and contractors with the answers for our industry. Learn about inspirational contemporary earth building, adaptive comfort, design for climate, mass-linked ventilation, appropriate thermal modelling, Life Cycle Design and Analysis, optimising wall density for cold climates and earth materials.

Mon 6 Nov: Tour

A guided tour of the rammed earth buildings at Charles Sturt University lead by the architect, Marci Webster-Mannison, followed by a local tour of selected earth buildings.

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Following the Conference
(EBAA members only)

Tue 7 Nov: Industry Seminar

An in-depth look at the architectural, engineering and building design challenges of earth construction focussing on thermal performance, codes, standards, building approvals and training.

Wed 8 Nov: Industry Summit

Bringing the earth building industry professionals and representatives face to face with politicians, regulators, researchers and academics to work through important issues and find resolution or plan to move forward. Issues to be discussed include the building approval process, codes and standards, thermal modeling and accredited training.