Training Dates and Info

The various courses held in Auroville aim to introduce and promote the technology of raw and stabilised earth to build with. The AURAM equipment for earth construction and the technologies taught have been developed by the Auroville Earth Institute.
(See also our Online Courses)

 January   22nd to 25th  Special  Ferrocement
 February   29th Jan to Feb    3rd  CSEB  Intensive
 5th to 10th   AVD  Intensive
April   22nd to 25th



 May   6th to 11th  CSEB  Design
  13th to 18th  CSEB  Intensive
20th to 25th   AVD  Intensive
 June   3rd to 8th  CSEB  Intensive
 10th to 15th   AVD  Intensive
 August   12th to 26th  Special  Bioclimatic     Earth

 2nd to 7th

 9th to 14th





  16th to 21st

 23rd to 28th




 October   14th to 17th  Special  Ferrocement

 11th to 16th

 18th to 23rd 




 25th to 30th  AVD  Intensive

Training courses are restricted to 30 people and a written confirmation should be obtained before sending persons to attend a course.

Note that the courses are very intensive and that any lecture missed will be detrimental to the trainee.

A certificate will be issued at the end of every week and manuals will be given.

Trainees should bring working clothes for the masonry, production and intensive courses.

Extra training courses can be organised upon request (all listed in addition to earthquake resistance).

Minimum of 12 trainees is required, otherwise the course will be cancelled.



                      Content Theory – Practice or
         hands on
CSEB Production Production of CSEB´s with Auram press 3000, soil selection, and set up of production units Theory (2 days)
Practice (4 days)
All skill levels
CSEB Masonry Construction of foundations, walls, columns, beams and arches with earth Hands on (6 days) All skill levels
CSEB Intensive(1) Combination of CSEB Production & Masonry Theory and Practice & hands on All skill levels
CSEB Design Design of buildings with CSEB Theory (3 days)
Practice (3 days studio)
Architecture background. AutoCAD basics required.
AVD Theory Structural stability studies of arches, vaults and domes built with CSEB Theory (2 days)
Practice (4 days)
Minimum of knowledge in mathematics and geometry
AVD Masonry Construction of arches, vaults and domes Hands on (6 days) Everybody
AVD Intensive(1) Combination of AVD Theory & Masonry Theory and Practice & hands on Idem as AVD Theory
Ferrocement Casting of various ferrocement items Hands on (6 days) Everybody
Bioclimatic Earth Design with earth in varied bioclimatic regions Theory, Practice & Design Workshop Architects and students of architecture
Wind Generator Design and construction of a wind generator Hands on (6 days) All skill levels
(1) Intensive weeks are a combination of a two week program, so everything cannot be taught into one week.
For content of the training courses please choose desirable course from the sidebar.

If you have further questions, please contact us.

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