Adobe USA 2007

The 4th Adobe Conference of the Adobe Association of the Southwest: AdobeUSA 2007 will take place May 18, 19, 20 and 22, 2007 in El Rito, New Mexico on the campus of co-sponsor Northern New Mexico Community College in Cutting Hall Auditorium. Earth architecture specialists from as many as 15 nations including Asia, Africa, Europe and South America, will offer presentations on earth architecture. Sponsored by the Adobe Association of the Southwest, this conference is the only one of its kind in the United States and grew out of the Adobe Construction Building Program at Northern New Mexico College in El Rito.

2007 International Symposium on Earthen Structures

The 2007 International Symposium on Earthen Structures will take place August 22-24, 2007 in Bangalore, India. The conference is jointly organized by the Department of Civil Engineering and Center for Sustainable Technologies at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, U.K. and the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de L’Etate, Lyon, France.

5th Seminar of Earth Architecture in Portugal

The UA/University of Aveiro, ESG/Gallaecia Superior School, FCO/Foundation Convent of Orada and the CdT/Association Centre of Earth are the organisers and hosts of the 5th Seminar of Earth Architecture in Portugal (5th ATP), which will take place from the 10th to the 13th of October 2007 in the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Since its creation in 2003, the Portuguese Seminar on Earth Architecture as been evolving increasingly with the participation of European and Iberoamerican professionals.

Terra 2008

UPDATE: Preliminary Conference Programme now available.
Terra 2008, the 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage, will take place in Bamako, Mali from February 1-5, 2008. This is the 10th conference organized by the earthen architecture community under the aegis of ICOMOS since 1972, and the first to be held in Africa. The conference is expected to draw up to 300 specialists in the fields of conservation, anthropology, archaeology, architecture and engineering, scientific research, site management, and sustainable development of earthen architectural heritage.

6th Latin American Seminar of Earth Construction

The “VI Seminario Iberoamericano de Construcción con Tierra” is organised by: Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo, Tampico. Tamaulipas. México Universidad…

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World Adobe Forum

The World Adobe Forum is a website (under development) dedicated to the sharing of information about safer adobe-mudbrick housing. It is supported by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), the International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE), the EERI-IAEE World Housing Encyclopaedia and a multi-disciplinary panel of experts and advocates from around the world.

Testing Facilities

The group has many years experience in various areas of earthen construction and can offer specialist testing facilities and expert advice on material suitability for earthen construction for example.