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.

 January  17th to 22nd  CSEB  Intensive
 March  7th to 12th
 14th to 19th
 Special  Ferrocement
 Wind Generator
 April  25th to 30th 
 CSEB  Design
 May  2nd to 7th
 CSEB  Intensive
 9th to 14th  AVD  Intensive
 23rd to 6th June
 (2 weeks)
 Special  Bioclimatic Earth
 July  27th Jun to 2nd
 4th to 9th
 AVD  Theory
 25th to 30th  CSEB  Design
 August  1st to 6th  CSEB  Intensive
 15th to 29th
 (2 weeks)
 Special  Bioclimatic Earth
 September  5th to 10th
 12th to 17th
 CSEB  Production
 19th to 24th
 26th to 1st Oct
 AVD  Theory
 October  10th to 15th
 17th to 22nd
 Special  Ferrocement
 Wind Generator
 November  21st to 26th
 28th to 3rd Dec
 CSEB  Design
 December  5th to 10th  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.

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