Novel materials series: Designing with rammed earth
Date & Time

18 May 2021
12:30 - 13:45 BST

Price
Members £45.50 + VAT 

Standard £70.00 + VAT 

Student member discount available; contact [email protected]
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Novel materials series: Designing with rammed earth

Webinar
Date & Time

18 May 2021
12:30 - 13:45 BST

Price
Members £45.50 + VAT 

Standard £70.00 + VAT 

Student member discount available; contact [email protected]

Availability Places available

Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero: part 2 of 6.

The climate emergency is challenging engineers to consider a broader palette of non-traditional and/or novel structural materials. This webinar series looks at some of the alternatives, encouraging engineers to consider designing with these new materials and explaining how to deliver them successfully within projects.

This webinar focuses on rammed earth, and much of the content can be applied to other earthen construction load bearing materials. Our expert panel will:
  • Cover the basics to enable you to design a rammed earth house
  • Consider the criteria that make ground suitable or unsuitable for ramming
  • Outline how to design rammed earth for vertical and lateral loads
  • Discuss the main considerations, especially those that you may not think of if you are used to working with steel or concrete
Reasons to attend:
  • Hear about the different site investigation techniques required to check the suitability of site-won material
  • Gain an understanding of how to design rammed earth for vertical and lateral loads
  • Understand the typical details to ensure durability
Who should attend: 
  • Graduate structural engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Engineers working in SMEs          
  • Architects
  • Structural engineering students

About the series
This webinar is part 2 of a 6-part series on Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero. All webinars are recorded and available to purchase on-demand following the live broadcast. Benefit from a bundle discount when you book the series of six webinars here
 

1. How to get novel materials adopted on projects: R&D to construction - 21 April 2021
2. Designing with rammed earth - 18 May 2021
3. Designing with straw bale - 1 July 2021
4. Low carbon concrete technology - 9 September 2021
5. Key considerations for design and build of fibre reinforced polymer road bridges - 20 October 2021
6. Timber concrete composites - 2 December 2021


Concerned about your time zone?
The webinar will be recorded and available to view on-demand for our international audience. On-demand access is included in the price of your webinar ticket.
 

Speakers

James Norman

James worked in industry on a wide variety of projects and has designed in a variety of materials including steel, concrete, timber, earth, straw and glass. In 2015 James moved full time into academia where he teaches structural design with a focus on low carbon solutions, and has been publishing in this area including Conceptual Design of Buildings (IStructE) and Designing Timber Structures (TRADA).

Pete Walker

Pete Walker is Director of the BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at the University of Bath. His research interests in natural building materials and technologies includes rammed earth, hemp-lime and straw bale construction.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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