Students will learn how to identify different types of Soils like Sandy,clayey,Silty , Gravely etc by learning sensitive analysis Tests. Also they will learn the various methods of Soil Stabilization & its important and usage while practical Earth Architecture & Construction technologies.
COW-DUNG MIXING & FLOORING has been one of the oldest & most auspicious kind of techniques used in Indian villages since ages. It is organic, antiseptic, anti- termite, cost effective, sustainable & very easy to apply, enhancing the rustic milieu with its Holy Spirit, organic fragrance & marvelous binding properties. It is widely used in Central & Northern parts of India.
COB is a building construction technique consisting of clay, sand, straw, cow dung, water, and earth etc. Cob is fireproof, resistant to seismic activity and cost effective. It can be used to create artistic, sculptural forms and has been revived in recent years by the natural building and sustainability movements.
ADOBE comes under moulded technique of earth architecture where earth is moulded either by hands, moulds or by machines into various shapes. Adobe structures are extremely durable & eco-friendly. Adobe is also referred as sun-dried bricks. The oldest documented building Ramasseum, Egypt of 1300 BC is also out of Adobe technique.
WATTLE & DAUB is a composite, disaster resistant, sustainable & user-friendly. building technique used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of wooden strips/steel/bamboo/reeds called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, cow dung, gunny bags and straw.
An EARTH-SHIP is a type of passive solar building made of mud along with natural and recycled materials (such as earth-filled tires, waste bottle, cans, containers etc.). These off-grid homes work as autonomous buildings using thermal mass construction and natural cross ventilation assisted by thermal draught (stack effect) to regulate indoor temperature.