Earth building

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Course Curriculum

Introduction

Types

Techniques

Training

Codes

By the end of this module you will be able to understand:

  • The contemporary relevance and prevalence of earth building, dispelling common misconceptions
  • The various types of earth building, their applicability and the differences between them
  • The properties of earth building and their potential to improve fire resistance, humidity management, indoor air quality and acoustics
  • The process of creating frame earth structures, the materials involved and its potential use in retrofitting buildings
  • The practical application of reusing on-site materials for earth building, considering factors like soil composition, material sourcing, handling, cost-effectiveness and environmental benefits
  • The applicable uses of rammed earth building technologies at various scales
  • When further training is required and the importance of practical learning
  • The regulatory landscape: international standards, codes of practice, guidelines, energy standards and specifications

About this module

This module offers an introduction to earth building and its contemporary significance as a sustainable construction method. Participants will explore diverse earth building types, their applications and inherent properties. Those enrolled will learn how to create frame earth structures, delve into the reuse of onsite materials, examine practical applications of rammed earth and grasp the need for further training.

The course also covers the regulatory landscape from international standards to specifications allowing for practical implementation in design and construction processes.
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