Earth USA 2017 - Final Schedule

Last Updated September 28, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017


9:00 - Registration and check

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 Reception in Scottish Rite Ballroom & Courtyard for all registered attendees sponsored by The Earthbuilders' Guild

Saturday, September 30, 2017


9:00 - Registration and check-in

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: STEPPING TOWARD AN EARTHEN FLOOR STANDARD – NOTES FROM EARTHENABLE RWANDA
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: Trøndelag County Authority, cultural heritage management and protection

11:40 - 12:00noon
Tribute:
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:
ADVOCATING THE USE OF VAULTS AS AN ECOLOGICAL RESOURCE - THE MEXICAN VAULT MADE WITH CESB AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL CONCRETE SLABS
Authors: Guillermo Vazquez Guillamet, Gabriel Barbeta I Sola (Barcelona, Spain)
Institutional Affiliation: Universitat de Girona, 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
Tribute: Dr. Fred Webster
Presenters: Pat Taylor & Bill Druc

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

  • Poster Presentation: ADVOCATING THE USE OF VAULTS AS AN ECOLOGICAL RESOURCE - THE MEXICAN VAULT MADE WITH CESB AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL CONCRETE SLABS
    Authors: Guillermo Vazquez Guillamet, Gabriel Barbeta I Sola (Barcelona, Spain)
    Institutional Affiliation: Universitat de Girona, 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)
Institutional Affiliation: Ecological Building Network


Sunday, October 1, 2017


9:00 - Registration and check-in

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 - 4:30pm - 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 (click here for more info)