Training Dates and Info

The various courses held in Auroville aim to introduce and promote the technology of raw and stabilised earth to build with. The AURAM equipment for earth construction and the technologies taught have been developed by the Auroville Earth Institute.
  Months     Dates Category    Details CSEB = Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks
AVD = Arches, Vaults and Domes

All classes are held in English.

Training courses are restricted to 30 people and a written confirmation should be obtained before sending persons to attend a course.

Note that the courses are very intensive and that any lecture missed will be detrimental to the trainee.

A certificate will be issued at the end of every week and manuals will be given.

Trainees should bring working clothes for the masonry, production and intensive courses.

Extra training courses can be organised upon request (all listed in addition to earthquake resistance).

Minimum of 12 trainees is required, otherwise the course will be cancelled.
 22nd Jan to 5th Feb
 (2 weeks)
 Special  Bioclimatic
 March  12th to 17th
 19th to 24th
 26th to 31st
 CSEB  Design
 April  2nd to 7th  AVD  Intensive
 16th to 30th
 (2 weeks)
 Special  Bioclimatic
 June  4th to 9th
 Special  Ferrocement
 11th to 16th
 18th to 23rd
 AVD  Theory
 2nd to 7th
 9th to 14th
 16th to 21st
 CSEB  Design
 23rd Jul to 6th Aug
 (2 weeks)
 Special  Bioclimatic
 September  3rd to 8th
 10th to 15th
 CSEB  Production
 17th to 22nd
 24th to 29th
 AVD  Theory
 October  8th to 13th  Special  Ferrocement
 November  12th to 17th  Special  Wind Generator
 December  10th to 15th  AVD  Intensive


                      Content Theory – Practice or
         hands on
CSEB Production Production of CSEB´s with Auram press 3000, soil selection, and set up of production units Theory (2 days)
Practice (4 days)
All skill levels
CSEB Masonry Construction of foundations, walls, columns, beams and arches with earth Hands on (6 days) All skill levels
CSEB Intensive(1) Combination of CSEB Production & Masonry Theory and Practice & hands on All skill levels
CSEB Design Design of buildings with CSEB Theory (3 days)
Practice (3 days studio)
Architecture background. AutoCAD basics required.
AVD Theory Structural stability studies of arches, vaults and domes built with CSEB Theory (2 days)
Practice (4 days)
Minimum of knowledge in mathematics and geometry
AVD Masonry Construction of arches, vaults and domes Hands on (6 days) Everybody
AVD Intensive(1) Combination of AVD Theory & Masonry Theory and Practice & hands on Idem as AVD Theory
Ferrocement Casting of various ferrocement items Hands on (6 days) Everybody
Bioclimatic Earth Design with earth in varied bioclimatic regions Theory, Practice & Design Workshop Architects and students of architecture
Wind Generator Design and construction of a wind generator Hands on (6 days) All skill levels
(1) Intensive weeks are a combination of a two week program, so everything cannot be taught into one week.
For content of the training courses please choose desirable course from the sidebar.

To get more details and register to a course please contact us.

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