Adobe USA 2009 Conference Archive


The 5th Adobe Conference of the Adobe Association of the Southwest, AdobeUSA 2009, took place May 15 and 16, 2009 in El Rito, New Mexico on the campus of co-sponsor Northern New Mexico College in Cutting Hall Auditorium. Engineering and Architect Professionals were eligible to obtain Continuing Education Units (PDH) during the conference.


Adobe USA 2009 Final Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009

8:00 - 8:30 Registration

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Conference Opening

9:00 - 9:30 “Preservation Plan of the San Miguel Chapel” -  Pat Taylor; New Mexico, USA

9:30 - 10:00 “The Effect Earthen Plasters and Exterior Lime Stuccos Have on Controlling Humidity and Temperature in Building Envelopes” - Tim White; New Mexico, USA

10:00 - 10:30 “Clay Straw Wall Applications” - Dafyd Rawlings; New Mexico, USA

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 11:30 “Passing New Mexico Energy Conservation and Building Codes in Traditional Adobe Construction: A Personal History” - John Corcoran; New Mexico, USA

11:30 - 12:00 “Restoring an Adobe Worker’s Cottage to a New Local Museum” - Christopher Koziol; Colorado, USA

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch

2:00 - 2:30 “Alis, Historical and Modern Usage” - Carole Crews; New Mexico, USA

2:30 - 3:00 “The Mexican Green Roof” - John J. Morony; Texas, USA

3:00 - 3:30 “El Cerrito’s Adobe School House: Rebuilding with Authenticity” - Richard L. Nostrand; Oklahoma, USA

3:30 - 4:00 “BCT. Utilizando Triturado de Llanta y Mucílago de Nopal para Zonas Húmedas Structural” - Dr. Rubén Salvador Roux Gutiérrez; Mexico

4:00 - 4:30 Break

4:30 - 5:00 “Mud Bricks and Their Resistances” - Faranak Zaimi; Iran

5:00 - 5:30 “Arquitectura de Tierra, Factor Humano y Sustenabilidad” - Julio Lorenzo Palomera; Mexico

5:30 - 6:00 “Una Alternativa Sostenible y el Comportamiento Térmico de la Construcción es la Arquitectura con la Tierra” - Carlos Alberto Fuentes Pérez; Mexico

6:00 - 7:30 Dinner

7:30 - 11:00 Social Hour

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009

9:00 - 9:30 “Simplicity, Serenity, Integrity” - Jan Afton; New Mexico, USA

9:30 - 10:00 “The Sutler’s Store Restoration collaboration to Make an Old Adobe Come Alive Again” - Joshua Baker; Arizona, USA

10:00 - 10:30 “The Un-Hidden Connections in a Contemporary Rammed Earth Home” - Quentin Marr Branch; Arizona, USA

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 11:30 “Behind the Sahara Dunes: Exploring the Ancient Green City of Ghadamès” - Amer Rghei; Dubai, UAE

11:30 - 12:00 “La Restauracion de la Casa del General Emiliano Zapata: El Uso del Agua del Nixtamal o Nejayote” - Frida Itzel Mateos Gonzalez; Mexico

12:00 - 12:30 “Su Casa Magazine and Build Green New Mexico’s “2009 Sustainable Home of the Year”: The Bechthold Residence, A Passive Solar Adobe Hybrid” - Mark Chalom; New Mexico, USA

12:30 - 2:00 Lunch

2:00 - 2:30 “Casa da Arruda Wattle and Daub in Contemporary Architecture” - Eduardo Carvalho; Portugal

2:30 - 3:00 “Conservation of New Mexico Native Earth Building Techniques Using Naturals Materials” - Anselmo Jaramillo; New Mexico, USA

3:00 - 3:30 “The Use of Supermarket Plastic Bags in the Making of Adobe Bricks and as Horizontal Adobe Wall Reinforcement Element” -  Plínio Santos-Filho; Brazil

3:30 - 4:00 “Jacal y Fuerte: Wattle and Daub in New Mexico” - Quentin Wilson; New Mexico, USA

4:00 - 4:30 Break

4:30 - 5:00 “Adobe 2030? - Carl Rosenberg; New Mexico, USA

5:00 - 5:30 “Estabilizante de Elementos Constructivos de Tierra” - Luis Fernando Guerrero Baca; Mexico

6:00 - 7:30 Dinner

7:30 - 8:00 Conference Closing

8:00 - 11:00 Social Hour

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009

8:30am - 6pm: Tour to Taos Pueblo and The Adobe Factory

6pm: Return to El Rito or Santa Fe