Adobe USA 2007

The Fourth Conference


Date: May 18, 19 and 20, 2007
Location: Northern New Mexico Community College, El Rito Campus
Organizer: Adobe Association of the Southwest

Adobe USA 2007 - Conference Schedule


Friday May 18, 2007

  • 8:30 - 10:00 AM
    Registration
  • 10:00 AM
    Welcome and Introductions
    Quentin Wilson and Alejandro Lopez; El Rito, NM USA
  • 10:30 AM
    The Use of Lime in the Conservation of Earth Structures
    Francisco Uviña Contreras; New Mexico, USA
    Luis Fernando Guerrero Baca; Mexico
  • 11:00 AM
    Adobe as Phase-Change Material (PCM); Concerning a Proper Classification for Earthen Building Material
    John Morony; Texas , USA
  • 11:30 AM
    LIME STABILIZATION OF COMPRESSED EARTH BLOCKS
    Jim Hallock, Colorado, USA
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM
    Lunch
  • 01:30 PM
    Woodless Adobe
    Nripal Adhikary; Nepal
  • 2:00 PM
    Particularidades de la Albanileria de Tierra con Adobe y BTC
    Célia Neves; Brazil
  • 2:30 PM
    Determinacion del la Zona De Confort: Region Purhepecha
    Héctor Javier González Licón; Mexico
  • 3:00 PM
    A Reconstruction of an Ancient Airwell of Earth
    Hauke Haupts; Norway
  • 3:30 - 4:00 PM
    Break
  • 4:00 PM
    The Hybrid Solar Adobe Home
    Mark Chalom; New Mexico, USA
  • 4:30 PM
    Structural Behaviour Assessment and Material Characterization of Traditional Adobe Constructions
    Dora Silveira; Portugal
    Humberto Varum; Portugal
  • 5:00 PM
    La Enseñanza de la Arquitectura de Tierra en Tucumán, Argentina
  • Rafael F. Mellace; Argentina
  • 5:30 PM
    Inclusion de Residuos Ceramicos, en la Obtencion de Bloque de Tierra Estabilizada (Estudio de Caso: Municipio de Ráquira  Boyacá)
    César Augusto Pinilla Flórez; Colombia
  • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Dinner

Friday Poster Session

  • 7:00 PM
    Dynamic Testing of Rammed Earth Scale Models
    Carmen Diaz; Oklahoma, USA
  • 7:30 PM
    Implementation of a Splitting Testing Procedure to Measure the Tensile Strength of Adobe Masonry
    Marcial Blondet; Peru
  • 8:00 PM
    Hybrid Earth and Bamboo: A Design Challenge
    Eduardo Carvalho, Portugal
  • 7:30 PM
    SOCIALIZING, INFORMAL PRESENTATIONS: SLIDES, DVDS, VIDEOS IN CUTTING HALL, JARAMILLO HALL AND THE LIBRARY

Saturday May 19, 2007

  • 9:30 AM
    Demonstration of Soil Blends (located outside)
    Richard Connerty; La Puebla, New Mexico
  • 10:00 AM
    Modelo de edificacion Sustentable de Tierra
    Dr. Ruben Salvador Roux Gutiérrez
  • 10:30 AM
    Seismic Reinforcement of Adobe Houses Using External Polymer Mesh
    Marcial Blondet; Peru
  • 11:00 AM
    Research and Preservation at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
    Marc A. LeFrançois; New Mexico, USA
  • 11:30 AM
    Comportamiento Termico de Muros de Tierra en Tucuman, Argentina
    Rafael F. Mellace; Argentina
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM
    Lunch
  • 1:00 PM
    Demonstration of Compressed Earth Blocks (outside demonstration)
  • 1:30 PM
    Adobe Moisture and Thermal Control
    Tim White; Albuquerque, NM USA
  • 2:00 PM
    Use of Adobe on the High Andean Plains of Cundinamarca and Boyaca, Colombia
    Clara Eugenia Sanchez Gama; Colombia
  • 2:30 PM
    Construccion en Tierra Cruda
    Cecilia López Pérez; Colombia
  • 3:00 PM
    Degradacion de los Muros de Adobes Por Accion del Clima
    Mirta Sosa, Rafael F. Mellace; Argentina
  • 3:30 - 4:00 PM
    Break
  • 4:00 PM
    Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México: Una Ciudad Histórica Construida en Adobe
    Luis Alberto Torres Garibay; Mexico
    Eugenia María Azevedo Salomao; Mexico
  • 4:30 PM
    Villa Ficana in Macerata: The Restoring of a Raw Earth Quarter
    Anna Paola Conti; Macerata, Italy
  • 5:00 PM
    An Experimentation on the Adobe Manufacturing Standardisation Between Past and Future
    Gaia Bollini; Italy
  • 5:30 PM
    Preliminary Study on the Use of Mud-Based Grouts to Repair Structural Cracks on Adobe Walls
    Marcial Blondet; Lima, Peru
  • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Dinner

Saturday Poster Session

  • 7:00 PM
    Mud in Mainstream Media
    Kirk Higbee; Arizona, USA
  • 7:30 PM
    Christ in the Desert Monastery Living Quarters
    Dino Alatzas; New Mexico, USA
  • 7:30 PM
    SOCIALIZING, INFORMAL PRESENTATIONS: SLIDES, DVDS, VIDEOS IN CUTTING HALL, JARAMILLO HALL AND THE LIBRARY

Sunday May 20, 2007

  • 9:30 AM
    Adobe Stabilization Techniques and Materials (outside demonstration)
    Pat Taylor; Santa Fe, NM
  • 10:00 AM
    Reinforced and Stabilized Adobe Brick Building Experience in New Zealand
    Lisa Morey; New Zealand
  • 10:30 AM
    Adobe Architecture: New Appropriate Methods Of Construction
    Adel Fahmy; Egypt
  • 11:00 AM
    Estudio Preliminar de la Boveda de la Nave Central de la Iglesia de San Ignacio en Bogota: Bóvedas en Bahareque
    Luisa Carolina Ramos Bonilla; Colombia
  • 11:30 AM
    Adobe y Transferencia: Sistematizando Las Experiencias
    Lucia Esperanza Garzon; Columbia
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM
    Lunch

DEMONSTRATIONS/INFORMAL EXCHANGE CONTINUES OUTSIDE

  • 12:45 PM
    American Clay does a demonstration of their final compression layer. They also hold a a drawing for $200 or a free American Clay workshop.
  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM
    REVIEW AND CLOSURE OF ADOBE USA 2007
  • 2:30 - 3:30 PM
    MEMBERSHIP MEETING
  • 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    BOARD MEETING

Adobe USA 2017 invited and published speakers who were not able to attend the conference:

  • Brazilian Rural Adobe
    Ana Cristina Villaça; Brazi
  • Urban Adobe Structures: Prospect with Special Reference to the Historic City of Ghadames, Libya
    Amer Rghei; United Arab Emirates
    Abdulgader Abufayed; Libya
  • House of Prada/House of Mud
    Ronald Rael; Genoa, Italy
  • The Use of Rice Hulls to Make Adobes
    Rosana S. B. Parisi; Brazil
  • Chemical Stabilization Of Adobe With Self-Cementing Fly Ash
    Nurhayat Degirmenci; Turkey
  • Comparative Analysis of the Thermal Performance of Three Test Buildings
    Kevan Heathcote; Sydney, Australia
  • Developing our Earth-building Heritage for Quality Housing in Developing Countries
    N. A. Nwankwor; Nigeria
  • Re-engineering the Traditional Adobe for Capacity and Quality
    S. C. O. A. Ezeji; Nigeria
  • Arquitectura de Tierra y Conservacion en Paquime, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua
    Eduardo Gamboa, Mexico