The folks at Tierra y Cal have three workshops planned. Two in October will take place in San Miguel de Allende. The November workshop will be in San Antonio at the AECT factory. If you attend be warned that Jim will convert you completely to faith in nopal juice, lime plaster and lime stabilized block.
November 5, 6 and 7 Compressed Earth Block (CEB) Construction, CEB machines and plaster in San Antonio Texas at Advanced Earthen Construction Technology:
Two earth building companies and their personnel are pooling their talents to bring you this class. From Texas, Lawrence Jetter and crew of Advanced Earthen Construction Technologies bring their knowledge of pressing machinery. From San Miguel de Allende, México, Jim Hallock, Mónica Healy and Jeff Rottler of Tierra y Cal, Proyectos Sustentables, bring their knowledge of lime stabilization in combination with compressed earth block construction. Students who persevere through all of the sessions through Q. and A. on Saturday afternoon will receive a Certificate of Completion. Class cost includes an Earth Block Construction manual.October 22, 23, and 24, 2009 Mexican Vaults and Domes Workshop in San Miguel de Allende:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
8:00 - 8:15 - In the Classroom - Coffee and Introductions
8:15 - 11:45 - How to Build a Compressed Earth Block (CEB) Building - Foundation through Bond Beam. The partners of Tierra y Cal present the step-by-step sequence using the manual you will have received.
1:00 - 4:45 – Soil selection and block manufacturing with Lawrence Jetter and lime stabilization with TyC. You will have the opportunity to press and test some blocks (bring 5 gallons of your dirt if you wish), and help to operate a pressing machine.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
8:00 - 11:45 – Hands-on construction of a small CEB building.The class will learn to build a wall to the speed lead and string and construct an arch using blocks pressed on the site. We’ll place door and window bucks and set in an electrical circuit with a few plug boxes as we build the wall.
1:15 - 4:45 – Construction continues.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
8:00 – 11:45 – We are again at AECT’s facility with a focus on lime and clay plasters.
1:15 – 3:00 – Plaster continues.
3:00 – 4:45 – Q. and A.Certifi cates of Completion handed out.
Class limit: 35 students
Cost: $350.00 per person.
A DISCOUNT OF $20.00/PERSON WILL BE GIVEN FOR EARLY REGISTRATION, PRIOR TO OCTOBER 15. REFUNDS (MINUS $30.00 ADMINISTRATION FEE) WILL BE GIVEN FOR CANCELLATIONS PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 1. THIS CLASS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH ONLY.
The class will close when filled. Please register early to preserve your place. The first payments to clear will be registered and the attendee notified. Please let us know by email firstname.lastname@example.org that you are planning to attend and will be supplying the registration fee, as soon as you have made that decision. Thank you
October 29, 30 and 31, 2009 Compressed Earth Block (CEB) Construction, CEB machines and plaster in San Miquel de Allende.
Do you want to know the characteristics of the blocks and to construct a dome or vault? Come to our theoretical-practical course in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico,"MEXICAN VAULTS AND DOMES WORKSHOP" October 22 - 24, Featured Presenter: Arq. Ramón Aguirre, (UNAM – Posgraduate in light covers and roofs, UNAM).
· Study the historical and cultural importance of the vault, as architectural knowledge passed through generations.
· Understand the convenience and beauty of this inexpensive technique · Realize the low environmental impact of this system Study and understand the structural value of the vault and dome
· Participate in the construction of a vault done with compressed earth blocks
· Construct your own vault in the future with this knowledge
How long is the workshop? 3 ½ DAYS Our goal is to present all the information we can about the modern method of constructing vaults with compressed earth blocks. We require your participation for three and one half days to complete the course. You will leave with new understanding of this local and traditional method of economic construction combined with knowledge and experience with Stabilized Compressed Earth Blocks…the truly environmental building material.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $3,500.00 PESOS or $275.00 usd per Person and includes Lunches, Manuals and Construction equipment
Call now to: (0155) 22 22 25 49 or (045)55 1798 7131 or email: email@example.com and reserve your place. We have special prices for groups of 3 people and more
TIERRA Y CAL, PROYECTOS SUSTENTABLES, S DE RL DE CV
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Tel
(415) 120 2162 www.tierraycal.com
This workshop is very similar to the one offered the next week in San Antonio. The cost in US dollars is $275 per person which in Mexico includes lunches. Call (0155)2222 25 49 (044 55) 1798 7131 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, a brochure in pdf form or to make reservations.