Auroville Green Practices and Auroville’s Auroyali bring you a webinar that walks you through the design and construction possibilities of ferrocement as an architectural material.
Ferrocement is a building material composed of cement, sand, water, aggregates and
metallic mesh and rods. The metallic mesh can be replaced by organic mesh (jute/bamboo). It is strong, low weight, economic, fireproof, earthquake resistant, rust-
free and does not rot or blow down in storms. It doesn’t need maintenance and has a long lifetime. Ferrocement can’t strictly be classified as a sustainable material, but it is highly efficient and cost-effective.
What you will learn:
In this webinar, the facilitator will introduce you to design and building of objects / buildings with ferrocement.
- What is ferrocement?
- History and mainstream examples of ferrocement construction.
- Why use ferrocement?
- Building construction methods for: Houses, floating buildings, arts and sculptures, furniture, walls, roofing channels, stairs, domes, spatial structures, liquid retaining structures, maintenance and repair …
- Technical data and material
- What materials to use in ferrocement construction?
- How to dose them?
- How to prepare them?
- What are the common mistakes to be avoided on site
The webinar will be followed by a live Q&A with the facilitator, where your most burning questions will be answered!