Earth USA 2013 October 4, 5 and 6 in Downtown Santa Fe

The Seventh International Conference on Earthen Building Materials takes place in the Saint Francis Auditorium of the New Mexico Museum of Art. A small trade fair takes place on the Plaza of Santa Fe on the 4th and 5th. A walking tour of Santa Fe adobe buildings is Sunday afternoon and a bus tour to Ohkay Owenge and Taos Pueblos is on Monday the 7th.

Speakers from around the world will make presentations on historic buildings; new buildings; cultural implications; research on the physical and thermal properties of earthen materials; and codes and regulations that govern their use.

Information is at

Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11:55AM by Registered CommenterQuentin Wilson | Comments2 Comments | References114 References

Adobe in Action Spring 2012 Adobe Classes

Winter and early spring are great times for planning and designing an adobe structure and learning the basics of adobe construction through small hands-on projects. Adobe in Action has divided the preliminary steps of  designing and constructing a typical adobe brick home into four online classes which will all be held this spring:

1. Passive Solar Adobe Design (Feb 13 to April 8, 2012)
2. NM Adobe Building Permit Process (Feb 13 to April 8, 2012)
3. History & Basics of Adobe Construction (April 9 to June 3, 2012)
4. Foundations for Adobe Structures (April 9 to June 3, 2012)

More details about these upcoming online classes can be found here:

A complete overview of the entire Adobe in Action Certificate in Adobe Construction curriculum can be found here:

Registration is open right now and can be completed using Adobe in Action's online registration system:

This first wave of online classes is a great way to prepare yourself for Adobe in Actions's early-summer workshops which will cover more advanced topics such as adobe wall construction and roofs for adobe structures in a live-instruction setting in Northern New Mexico. Check back at the Adobe in Action website for details on those upcoming classes.

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 06:26PM by Registered CommenterQuentin Wilson | Comments1 Comment

Earth USA the Sixth International Earthbuilding and Architecture Conference

Earth USA 2011 will take place September 30, October 1 and 2 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. We now have close to fifty abstracts of proposed presentations from as far away as Beijing, Bangladesh and Bulgaria, the Three B's of Adobe. Closer to home, Bernalillo.

These abstracts will soon be posted on the Conference webpage. Classes, workshops, seminars, demonstrations and tours will surround the Conference. It can safely be said that this will be the biggest earth construction and architecture gathering in the USA since Adobe 90 took place in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

This will be an opportunity to meet local and world leaders in the earthbuilding movement. State of the art techniques developed around 2000 BC will be displayed alongside the old and traditionall methods. Meet your mentors, peers and competitors at this event.

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 03:13PM by Registered CommenterQuentin Wilson | Comments10 Comments