Earth USA 2013 – Date set

About Earth USA 2013 Earth USA 2013 is the Seventh International Conference on Architecture and Construction with Earthen Materials initiated by Earth USA. The conference organizer is Adobe in Action. The conference will take place October 4, 5 and 6, 2013 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The conference is being held at the New Mexico Museum of Art in the St. Francis Auditorium (107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501). Earth USA 2013 indicates a wider field of interest than previous conferences and will include adobe, rammed earth, compressed earth block (CEB) and monolithic adobe (cob). Any material or method that uses clay as a binder is considered. Earth USA 2013 Activities Two and a half days of podium presentations and poster sessions on topics related to the current state of architecture and construction with earthen materials. A two-day trade fair which will coincide with the first two presentation days of the conference – Friday and Saturday, October 4 & 5, 2013. Tours to local earthbuilding sites in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Pre-conference earthbuilding workshops are being planned throughout the month of September 2013 by various organizations. Additional post-conference workshops will be held after the conference throughout the month of October 2013. Earth USA 2013 – Call for Papers Earth USA 2013 is now accepting abstract submissions for conference presentations. Presenters will have 20 minutes for presentation including time to answer questions. Time limits will be carefully monitored. Paper Subject Categories: Historic buildings and cities including their stabilization, preservation and conservation Social and cultural elements fostered by earthen building practices and traditions Construction methods Education and information transfer including codes, norms and regulations Physical and thermal properties of materials and structures including seismic, flood and storm resistance Passive solar heating and cooling of earthen buildings Earthen structures in commerce, industry, agriculture and energy production. New architecture and construction projects including renovation, modernization and re-purposing of existing buildings Please visit our call for papers page to submit an abstract for Earth USA 2013. Submit your abstract no later than April 14, 2013. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the abstract submission process or other concerns. Sincerely, The Earth USA 2013 Organizing Team – www.earthusa.org

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