IGNITE Stage: Reconstruction with compressed interlocking stabilised earth blocks

  • Time and Date: Tuesday 10 May (12:30 - 12:45)
  • Speaker(s): Gordon Browne,
    The Good Earth Trust


Many buildings use fired bricks or concrete blocks with thick mortar joints for wall construction. Deforestation, high carbon release and embodied energy are involved in these materials. In many countries, the cost of cement is prohibitive. This presentation introduces the technology and advantages of using simple, manually operated Rams to produce interlocking earth blocks that require no mortar joints.


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Last updated: 04 December 2020