Training Dates and Info

The various courses held in Auroville aim to introduce and promote the technology of 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, plus earthquake resistance week).

Minimum of 12 trainees is required, otherwise the course is cancelled.
 February  6th to 11th  CSEB  Design
 13th to 18th  CSEB  Intensive
 20th to 25th  AVD  Intensive
 April  3rd to 15thApr
 (2 weeks)
 Special  Bioclimatic
 June  5th to 10th
 Special  Ferrocement
 12th to 17th
 19th to 24th
 AVD  Theory
 28th Aug to 2nd Sep
 4th to 9th Sep
 CSEB  Production
11th to 16th Sep
18th to 23rd Sep
 AVD  Theory
 October  16th to 28th
 (2 weeks)
 Special  Bioclimatic
 December  4th to 9th  CSEB  Intensive
 11th to 16th  AVD  Intensive


                      Content Theory – Practice or
         hands on
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)
CSEB Masonry How to use earth to build foundations, walls, columns, beams... Hands on (6 days) Everybody
CSEB Intensive(1) Combination of CSEB Production & Masonry Theory and practice & hands on Everybody
CSEB Designing How to design a building with CSEB Theory (3 days)
Practice (3 days studio)
Architect background. AutoCAD basics are required.
CSEB Disaster Resistance How to design & build disaster-resistant buildings with CSEB Theory (2 days)
Practice (4 days)
AVD Theory Stability study of arches, vaults and domes in CSEB Theory (2 days)
Practice (4 days)
Minimum of knowledge in mathematics and geometry
AVD Masonry Building 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 How to cast various ferro-cement pieces Hands on Everybody
Bioclimatic Earth Design with earth in varied bioclimatic regions Theory, Practice & Design Workshop Architects and students of architecture
(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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