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From 18 to 20 November 2005 was the international conference Modern Earth Building 2005 in Berlin. More than 200 visitors from 27 countries joined this event. It was the highest range of foreign participants on this conference and it symbolizes the international interest for the exchange of knowledge about earth building. The feedback of the visitors was very positive. Several reporters visited the conference to make a report about the event in their magazine. Also a movie team from the Netherlands joined the conference and made a documention about earth building and the conference.
I would like to thank all speakers and participants for comming and making this event as it was. I want also to thank the Umweltforum Berlin which was an excellent conference place. Also thanks to
Profair Consult + Project GmbH which organized parallel to the conference the trade fair Lehmbau `05. 

Peter Steingass
Conference Manager

International Forum about Earthen Architecture
198 pages, 24 international essays, graphics, Peter Steingass, Stuttgart 2003, ISBN 3-8167-6277-8, 20,- EUR. Available at Fraunhofer IRB Verlag.
article download  -  Peter Steingass, Stuttgart 2003; in: Modern Earth Building 2003

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Modern Earth Building 2005

From 18 to 20 November 2005 was the international conference Modern Earth Building 2005 in Berlin. More than 200 visitors from
27 countries joined this event. It was the highest range of foreign participants on the conference and it symbolizes the international interest for the exchange of knowledge about earth building. The feedback of the visitors was very positive. Several reporters visited the conference to make a report about the event in their magazine. Also a movie team from the Netherlands joined the conference and made a documention about earth building and the conference. This shows the international interest in this topic and the well done public relation which is important for the dissemination of the sustainable building.

The visitors were be informed for example about earth plaster, their characteristics and changes caused by additions, handling and surface treatment. The process and the requests to get the seal of quality “natureplus” for earth plasters was explained too. Prof. Minke explained all these important aspects about earth plasters and opened a interesting discussion about the quality aspects with the audiance. New different aspects of rammed earth building in Germany were explained by Christof Ziegert. He showed several impressing examples (one family house) build by rammed earth technique. Andrew Kiels explanaition about the dividing earth building walls in public buildings was a good example for potential future market fields of earth building. Carl Giskes presented his examples and showed us the use of earth plasters in public buildings (e.g. the town hall and the tax office) in the Netherlands. How you can use new media presentation methods for the promotion of modern earth building was  showed the IG-Lehm Switzerland and the earth artist Manfred Fahnert.


Following further topics were presented on the conference:

 
I would like to thank all speakers and participants for comming and making this event as it was. I want also to thank the Umweltforum Berlin which was an excellent conference place. Also thanks to Profair Consult + Project GmbH which organized parallel to the conference the trade fair Lehmbau `05.   

Peter Steingass
Conference Manager


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