Publications


A series of books and manuals has been published for the dissemination of earth-based technologies. They can be ordered to the Auroville Earth Institute. If you would like to order some of them, send an email to info@earth-auroville.com mentioning your complete postal address and a telephone number along with your order, so that we can send you a price list and/or a quotation, including charges for the courier service.

16 publications are presently available in 5 series: Introduction booklets - Training manuals - Case studies - Video DVDs

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Ref.
Title
INTRODUCTION BOOKLETS1
I. 01
Block-yard organization and CSEB production- Auroville Earth Institute - 1996, revised 2011 - 29 p.
I. 03
Building with arches, vaults and domes - Auroville Earth Institute - 1996 - 16 p.
I. 07
Compressed stabilised earth blocks - Auroville Earth Institute - 1996, revised 2009 - 12 p.
I. 09
Masonry with compressed stabilised earth blocks - Auroville Earth Institute - 1997 - 34 p.
I. 10
Soil identification for earth construction - Auroville Earth Institute - 1997 - 12 p.
I. 11
Economic feasibility to set up a CSEB unit - Auroville Earth Institute - 2011 - 37 p.
Given with a software on CD to calculate the cost and economic feasibility of CSEB
TRAINING MANUALS
TM. 03
Earthquake resistant buildings with hollow interlocking blocks - Training manual for architects and engineers - Auroville Earth Institute - 2001, revised 2005 - 43 p. with colour photos and plans
TM. 04
Building with arches, vaults and domes - Training manual for architects and engineers - Auroville Earth Institute - 2002, revised 2011 - 109 p. with colour photos and plans
TM. 06
Production and Use of Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks - Code of Practice - Auroville Earth Institute - 2010, 136 p. with colour photos
TM. 07
Work Specifications for AVEI Earth Construction Techniques - Auroville Earth Institute - 2013, 87 p. with black & white photos
CASE STUDIES
CS. 01
Dome of the Dhyanalingam Temple (∅ 22.16 m) - Auroville Earth Institute - 1999 - 32 p. with colour photos and plans
CS. 02
AUM House, cost effective and disaster resistant - Auroville Earth Institute - 2000, revised 2002 - 57 p. with colour photos and plans
CS. 03
VIKAS community at Auroville - Towards a holistic development - Auroville Earth Institute - 2000 - 67 p. with colour photos and plans
CS. 05
Building with earth in Auroville - Auroville Earth Institute - 2002, revised 2005 - 33 p. with colour photos and plans
VIDEO DVDs
DVD. 01
Building with earth in the world - 28 min. Slide show with 170 slides - Auroville Earth Institute - 2004
DVD. 02
Building with earth in Auroville - 27 min. Slide show with video clips - Auroville Earth Institute - 2006
Notes:

1 - Content of introduction books I-01, I-07, I-09, I-10 is included in the training manual TM-06
     Content of introduction book I-03 is included in the training manual TM-04

 
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