Earth USA 2017 - Preliminary Schedule

Last Updated September 18, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017


9:00 - Registration and check-in in Scottish Rite lobby

9:00 - 9:45am - Welcome Coffee in Scottish Rite Ballroom & Courtyard

10:00 - 10:20am - Podium Welcome by Quentin Wilson

10:20 - 10:40am
Podium Presentation: HOW EARTH CAN RESIST EARTHQUAKES: WITH BAGS, WIRE, AND A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE
Author:
Patti Stouter (Placitas, NM, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: BuildSimple.org

10:40 - 11:00am
Podium Presentation: MASTER PLAN FOR PRESERVATION OF THE MISSION SOLEDED SITE AND STRUCTURES
Authors: Daryl Allen, Preservation Specialist, Gil Sanchez, FAIA (E), Cesar Medina, Architect (Scotts Valley, CA, USA)

11:00 - 11:20am
Podium Presentation: SUSTAINABILITY OF EARTH BUILDING MATERIALS - ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS AS AN INSTRUMENT OF COMPETITION IN BUILDING MATERIAL INDUSTRY
Authors: Horst Schroeder, Manfred Lemke (Weimar, Germany)
Institutional Affiliation: Dachverband Lehm e.V.

11:20 - 11:40am
Podium Presentation: ADOBE DYNAMICS 101 - EXPANDED
Authors: Pat Taylor, Eric Liefeld (Mesilla, NM, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: Pat Taylor, Inc. and Mesilla Valley Preservation, Inc.

11:40 - 1:30pm - Lunch Break

1:40 - 2:00pm
Podium Presentation: HEMP FIBER EARTH BLOCKS
Author: Arnold A. Valdez (San Luis, CO, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: Rezolana Institute

2:00 - 2:20pm
Podium Presentation:
MARFA AND ITS ARCHITECTURAL CULTURAL LANDSCAPE
Authors: Joey Benton, Pat Taylor (Mesilla, NM, USA)

2:20 - 2:40pm
Podium Presentation: MUD ON THE OLDEST CHURCH IN THE US, MAINTAINING EARTHEN RENDER ON SAN MIGUEL
Author: Jake Barrow (Santa Fe, NM, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: Cornerstones Community Partnerships

2:40 - 3:00pm
Podium Presentation: INTEGRATING EARTHEN BUILDING MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES IN THE MAINSTREAM OF HOUSING PROJECTS THROUGHOUT DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND COMMISSIONING STAGES.
Authors: Lola Ben-Alon, Vivian Loftness (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University

3:00 - 3:20pm
Podium Presentation: ENERGY USE OF A COMPRESSED EARTH BLOCK HOUSE COMPARED TO A TRADITIONALLY FRAMED HOUSE
Author: Lisa Holliday (Oklahoma City, OK, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: University of Oklahoma

3:20 - 4:20 - Friday PM Poster Session + Coffee Break in Scottish Rite Ballroom & Courtyard

  • Poster Presentation: GREEN INSULATION MATERIAL
    Author:
    Deniz Berdine (Cedar Crest, NM, USA)
  • Poster Presentation: VARIABILITY OF COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH AND STIFFNESS OF COMPRESSED AND STABILIZED EARTH BLOCKS
    Authors:
    Erika L. Rengifo-López, Nitin Kumar, Fabio Matta, Michele Barbato (Columbia, SC, USA)
    Institutional Affiliation:
    University of South Carolina
  • Poster Presentation: ENZYME AND POLYMER CONTRIBUTIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ADOBE MATERIALS
    Author:
    Seyhan YARDIMLI, Bilge ISIK, Koray ARSLAN, Melih SAMURKAS (Istanbul, Turkey)
    Institutional Affiliation:
    Istanbul Aydin University, Faculty of Architecture and Design
  • Poster Presentation: HOW EARTH CAN RESIST EARTHQUAKES: WITH BAGS, WIRE, AND A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE
    Author:
    Patti Stouter (Placitas, NM, USA)
    Institutional Affiliation: BuildSimple.org

4:20 - 4:40pm
Podium Presentation: ADOBES IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA: FROM THE SOIL THEY HOUSE
Author: Kirk Higbee (Phoenix, AZ, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: Arizona State University

4:40 - 5:00pm
Podium Presentation:
THE LIFE OF EARTH
Authors: Beverly Donoghue, Michael Donoghue (Austin, TX, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: Earthen Construction Initiative

5:00 - 5:20pm
Podium Presentation: HIGH SPEED ADOBE CONSTRUCTION
Author: Quentin Chase Wilson (La Madera, NM, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: Adobe in Action; The Earthbuilders Guild; Northern New Mexico College

5:20 - 6:00pm
Roundtable Discussion: WE'VE GOT THE SOIL; WE’VE GOT THE CLAY; WHAT ABOUT THE BINDER? CONSIDERING A NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE PROMOTION AND PRESERVATION OF EARTH BUILDING ARCHITECTURE IN THE UNITED STATES
Author: Mark A. Zaineddin (with roundtable participants Quentin Wilson, Stephen Colley, Kirk Higbee, Ben Loescher)
Institutional Affiliation: Adobe in Action

6:00 - 8:00pm - Friday Evening Speaker Meet & Greet in Scottish Rite Ballroom & Courtyard for all registered attendees sponsored by The Earthbuilders' Guild

Saturday, September 30, 2017


9:00 - Registration and check-in in Scottish Rite lobby

9:00 - 9:45am – Saturday AM Poster Session + Welcome Coffee in Scottish Rite Ballroom & Courtyard
  • Poster Presentation: COMPRESSED AND STABILIZED EARTH BLOCKS IN LOUISIANA
    Authors:
    Nitin Kumar, Michele Barbato(Baton Rouge, LA, USA)
    Institutional Affiliation:
    Louisiana State University
  • Poster Presentation: DEFENSIVE ARCHITECTURE IN UAE DESERT
    Author:
    Amer Rghei Ph.D (Waterloo); M.Arch (McGill) CANADA (Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates)
    Institutional Affiliation:
    American University of Ras Al Khaimah
  • Poster Presentation: DESIGN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER AND HOUSES IN SHAFEE ABAD VILLAGE BASED ON VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE IN DESERT
    Author:
    Elaheh Azarnoush (Kerman, Iran)

10:00 - 10:20am
Podium Presentation: DEVELOPMENT OF AN EARTHEN FLOOR BUILDING CODE
Authors: Chris Rollins, PE (Ruhengeri, Rwanda); Gayatri Datar, MBA, MPA/ID (Kigali, Rwanda); Rebecca Wentworth, EIT; Bruce King, PE
Institutional Affiliation: EarthEnable Rwanda

10:20 - 10:40am
Podium Presentation:
A FIELD KIT AND METHODOLOGY FOR DETECTING AND MEASURING SALTS IN ADOBE
Authors: Eric Liefeld, Dr. David Rockstraw, PhD. P.E.
Institutional Affiliation: Mesilla Valley Preservation, Inc. and New Mexico State University

10:40 - 11:00am
Podium Presentation: DEMYSTIFYING CODE DEVELOPMENT FOR EARTHEN CONSTRUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES
Authors: K. Ben Loescher, AIA, Anne Galer, The Earthbuilders' Guild (Albuquerque, NM, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: The Earthbuilders' Guild

11:00 - 11:20am
Podium Presentation: ADDRESSING THE CHRONIC HOUSING SHORTAGE ON PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION WITH COMPRESSED EARTH BLOCKS
Author:
Adelle McDaniel (Fort Collins, CO, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: Trees, Water & People

11:20 - 11:40am
Podium Presentation: "EARTHEN CONSTRUCTIONS DO NOT INSULATE!"
Author: Hauke Haupts (Trondheim, Norway)
Institutional Affiliation: Sør-Trøndelag County Authority, cultural heritage management and protection

11:40 - 12:00noon
Dedications:
Dr. Charles W. Graham & John J. Morony
Presenters: Lisa Holliday & James Hallock

12:00 - 1:30pm - Lunch Break

1:40pm - 2:00pm
Podium Presentation:
ADOBE BUILDINGS IN CALIFORNIA: A CASE STUDY IN SEISMIC STABILIZATION OF THE CASTRO ADOBE IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Authors: Jessica Kusz, Anthony Crosby (Santa Cruz, CA, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks

2:00 - 2:20pm
Podium Presentation: EARTH-SHOT TECHNOLOGY FOR GLOBAL ENERGY SAVINGS
Author: Bilge IŞIK, Prof Dr (Istanbul, Turkey)
Institutional Affiliation: Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey

2:20 - 2:40pm
Podium Presentation:
EARTHEN VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA. FIRST PHASE OF TAXONOMY AND GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION
Authors: Camilla Mileto, Fernando Vegas López-Manzanares, Lidia García-Soriano, F.Javier Gómez Patrocinio, Laura Villacampa Crespo (Valencia, Spain)
Institutional Affiliation: Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)

2:40 - 3:00pm
Podium Presentation: DEVELOPING A MODEL FOR IMPROVING HOUSING CONDITIONS IN URBAN SLUMS IN NIGERIA: A STUDY OF FIVE SELECTED SLUM NEIGHBOURHOODS IN UMUAHIA
Authors: Ben Iwuagwu and Ikechukwu Onyegiri (Aba, Nigeria)
Institutional Affiliation: Department of Architecture, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba

3:00 - 3:20pm
Podium Presentation: EVALUATION OF A ROPE MESH REINFORCEMENT FOR EARTHEN CONSTRUCTIONS IN SEISMIC AREAS
Authors: Marcial Blondet, Nicola Tarque and Julio Vargas-Neumann (Lima, Peru)
Institutional Affiliation: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

3:20 - 3:40
Dedication: Fred Webster
Presenters: Pat Taylor & Bill Druc

3:40 - 4:20pm - Saturday PM Poster Session + Coffee Break in Scottish Rite Ballroom & Courtyard

  • Poster Presentation: REVALUING WOODLESS VAULTS AS AN ECOLOGICAL RESOURCE: THE MEXICAN LEANING-BRICK VAULT MADE WITH CEB AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL CONCRETE SLABS
    Author: Guillermo Vazquez Guillamet (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Poster Presentation: EFFECT OF MOISTURE ON THE OUT-OF-PLANE LATERAL STRENGTH OF RESIDENTIAL ADOBE MASONRY WALLS
    Authors: Umaima Al Aqtash, Paola Bandini, and Sonya Cooper
    Institutional Affiliation: Hashemite University (Amman, Jordan)
  • Poster Presentation: EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF SMALL-SCALE ADOBE WALLS UNDER LATERAL LOADING
    Authors: Eduardo Davila, Diego Garcia Vera, Tsegaye Gebremariam, Paola Bandini, Michael J. McGinnis, Brad D. Weldon (Las Cruces, NM, USA)
    Institutional Affiliation: New Mexico State University
  • Poster Presentation: SALT MIGRATION RATES IN ADOBE WALLS CONSTRUCTED OF MESILLA VALLEY SOILS
    Authors: David Rockstraw, Pat Taylor, Eric Liefeld (Mesilla, NM, USA)
    Institutional Affiliation: Mesilla Valley Preservation, Inc.

4:15pm - Alhambra Theater opens to general public for Keynote Presentation

4:20 - 5:00pm
Keynote Presentation:
EARTH IS THE OLD NEW CONCRETE
Author: Bruce King PE (San Rafael, CA)


Sunday, October 1, 2017


9:00 - Registration and check-in in Scottish Rite lobby

9:00 - 9:45am – Sunday AM Poster Session + Welcome Coffee in Scottish Rite Ballroom & Courtyard
  • Poster Presentation: COB TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER
    Author:
    John Fordice
    Institutional Affiliation:
    Cob Research Institute
  • Poster Presentation: REDRESSING EARTH BUILDING ADAPTATION IN NIGERIA: A POST USES EVALUATIVE STUDY OF COMPRESSED EARTH BUILDING LOW-COST HOUSING PROJECT IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA. THE AVU- OWERRI REDEMPTION HOUSING EXPERIENCE.
    Authors:
    Ben Iwuagwu and Ikechukwu Onyegiri (Aba, Nigeria)
    Institutional Affiliation:
    Department of Architecture, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba
  • Poster Presentation: COMPREHENSIVE EARTH-BUILDING PRACTICES AND A POSSIBLE FUTURE VISION
    Author:
    Paul Schwam (Tucson, AZ, USA)

10:00 - 10:20pm
Podium Presentation: COMMUNITY INNOVATION THROUGH STABILIZED COMPRESSED EARTH BLOCK CONSTRUCTION IN RURAL HAITI
Authors: Michael Neumann and James Hallock (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Institutional Affiliation: Partners in Progress and Earthblock International

10:20 - 10:40am
Podium Presentation: REGENERATIVE IMPACT PROJECTS, -THE POWER OF ARCHITECTURE AS A GAME CHANGING TOOL-
Author: Juan M Casillas Pintor (Mexico)
Institutional Affiliation: Universidad Iberoamericana cdmx

10:40 - 11:00am
Podium Presentation: ESTABLISHING A CEB AND ADOBE PRODUCTION YARD NEAR DENVER, COLORADO
Authors: Lisa Schroder, Jim Hallock (Arvada, CO, USA)

11:00 - 11:20am
Podium Presentation: RECONSTRUCTION OF TIMBUKTU EARTHEN HERITAGE
Author: Ali Ould Sidi (Mali)
Institutional Affiliation: Mali Ministry of Culture

11:20 - 12:00noon
Conference Closing and Final Wrap: Quentin Wilson

12:00 - 1:30pm - Lunch Break

2:00pm - 6:00pm - Sunday Afternoon Walking Tour of Santa Fe (click here for more info)


Monday, October 2, 2017


8:00am - 8:00pm - Full Day Monday Bus Tour to Fort Union National Monument, an adobe church restoration project in Mora County, drive back to Santa Fe via High Road (click here for more info)