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.
(See also our Online Courses)

  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.

* This is a special blended course with online theory components and on-campus practical components.
 March  15th to 20th  AVD  Masonry
 April  26th to 29th 
 CSEB  Intensive *
 May  10th to 24th
 (2 weeks)
 Special  Bioclimatic
 June  31st May to 5th Jun
 Special  Ferrocement
 July  5th to 10th
 12th to 17th
 19th to 24th
 CSEB  Design
 August  9th to 21st
 (2 weeks)
 Special  Bioclimatic
 September  30th Aug to 4th Sep
 6th to 11th
 CSEB  Production
 13th to 18th
 20th to 25th
 AVD  Theory
 November  8th to 22th
 (2 weeks)
 Special  Bioclimatic
 December  29th Nov to 4th Dec
 CSEB  Intensive
 6th to 11th
 AVD  Intensive
**Due to the on-going pandemic, we are preemptively cancelling the rest of our on-campus courses for 2021. If we are able to reinstate some of these courses later in the year, we will update this page accordingly. In the meantime, please see our online course schedule.**



                      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.

If you have further questions, please contact us.

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