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2014 Training Courses at the Auroville Earth Institute

The Auroville Earth Institute, located in Southern India, offers training courses on Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks (CSEB) and Arches, Vaults, & Domes (AVD) throughout the year. Course content ranges from theory for design principles to hands-on building and block production. All courses are held in English and the schedule is very intensive. At the end of each week-long course, a certificate is given along with the manual covering the topic of the course.

2014 Schedule

DATES COURSE DESCRIPTION
3-8 February CSEB : Design Studio How to design a building with CSEB. Theory (3 days) & practice (3 days studio). Architect background & AutoCAD basics required.
10-15 February CSEB : Production How to produce CSEB´s with Auram press 3000, set up a unit and select a good soil. Theory (2 days) & practice (4 days).
17-22 February CSEB : Masonry How to use earth to build foundations, walls, columns, beams… Hands on (6 days).
7-12 April CSEB : Production How to produce CSEB´s with Auram press 3000, set up a unit and select a good soil. Theory (2 days) & practice (4 days).
14-19 April CSEB : Masonry How to use earth to build foundations, walls, columns, beams… Hands on (6 days).
2-7 June Ferrocement How to cast various ferro-cement pieces. Hands on (6 days).
9-14 June AVD : Theory Stability study of arches, vaults and domes in CSEB. Theory (2 days) & practice (4 days). Minimum knowledge of mathematics required.
16-21 June AVD : Masonry Building arches, vaults and domes. Hands on (6 days).
7-12 July CSEB : Design Studio How to design a building with CSEB. Theory (3 days) & practice (3 days studio). Architect background & AutoCAD basics required.
14-19 July CSEB : Intensive Combination of CSEB Production & Masonry. Theory, practice, and hands on.
21-26 July AVD : Intensive Combination of AVD Theory & Masonry. Theory, practice, and hands on. Minimum knowledge of mathematics required.
28 July-2 August CSEB : Intensive Combination of CSEB Production & Masonry. Theory, practice, and hands on.
1-6 September CSEB : Production How to produce CSEB´s with Auram press 3000, set up a unit and select a good soil. Theory (2 days) & practice (4 days).
8-13 September CSEB : Masonry How to use earth to build foundations, walls, columns, beams… Hands on (6 days).
15-20 September AVD : Theory Stability study of arches, vaults and domes in CSEB. Theory (2 days) & practice (4 days). Minimum knowledge of mathematics required.
22-27 September AVD : Masonry Building arches, vaults and domes. Hands on (6 days).
1-6 December CSEB : Intensive Combination of CSEB Production & Masonry. Theory, practice, and hands on.
8-13 December AVD : Theory Stability study of arches, vaults and domes in CSEB. Theory (2 days) & practice (4 days). Minimum knowledge of mathematics required.
15-20 December AVD : Masonry Building arches, vaults and domes. Hands on (6 days).

Training courses are restricted to 30 people and a written confirmation should be obtained before sending persons to attend a course.
A minimum of 12 trainees is required, otherwise the course will be cancelled.



Cite this blog post
earthinstitute (2014, March 7). 2014 Training Courses at the Auroville Earth Institute. The UNESCO Chair. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/upep

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