Back to Earth: Rammed Earth Construction

Event Details

  • May
    23
    Back to Earth: Rammed Earth Construction 01:00pm - 02:30pm Launceston CPD Points: 1.5 Region North

    ArchitectsBuildersBuilding DesignersBuilding Services DesignersBuilding Service ProvidersBuilding Surveyors

Presented by Australian Institute of Architects Tasmanian Chapter

Presentations by architect’s Dr Detlev Geard and David Travalia and rammed earth builder from Unique Earth Andy Powell.

Throughout history, rammed earth constructions have been a much-loved building material for designers and builders due to its unique thermal and aesthetic benefits. No other construction techniques offer the same humble majestic construction. In an area of rising concerns for our environmental future, rammed earth constructions can offer low embodied energy, high thermal mass and well insulated external wall systems.

This presentation will demonstrate how this age-old construction technique is still playing an important role in to-day's contemporary architecture. Local examples and construction details of rammed earth buildings and a modern approach to rammed earth buildings will be part of this presentation. The practical application of 'how to construct rammed earth buildings' will be covered by the experienced builder Andy Powell, who will also be presenting some of his buildings he has worked on. 

This seminar is worth 1.5 formal CPD points on completion of the seminar activities.

Livestream and on-demand available also Wednesday 22 May.

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