[GSBN] ISBC2016 - Call for Abstracts Deadline extended

Builders Without Borders mail at builderswithoutborders.org
Fri Feb 27 13:34:06 CST 2015

Hello Min,

I'm planning to come to the ISBC next year, but had actually thought about
a presentation.  Sorry to burden you with more email....  I could offer
several powerpoint presentations that can be tailored to any time slot, and
hope you will give me guidance to which one(s) that might fit your agenda
best.  Then I will flesh the descriptions out to fit your abstract form.

 They include:

*Straw Bale Home Design Essentials*: An introductory-level presentation
that discusses important considerations for building with bales.  It
includes protection from water at the foundation, roof, windows, etc., as
well as the basic elements of passive solar design.

*A World of Natural Building (*or* The Art of Natural Building):* A visual
overview of natural building materials, and how they have been used in
traditional, vernacular and contemporary natural buildings in differing
climates of North America, Europe, China, Africa, New Zealand.

*The Hybrid House – Top Ten Energy-Saving Building Strategies*: Learn how
non-toxic natural building materials, in combination with free energy from
nature and cost-effective modern technology, can create comfortable spaces
that reduce the energy requirements of a modern home.  (you saw this in
Colorado, I believe)

*The Builders Without Borders Ecohouse:* A 30-minute presentation of the
construction of a load-bearing straw-bale demonstration building in
Washington D.C.   The BWB exhibit includes clay and lime plasters, a
standing seam metal roof, an adobe arch, and a bamboo shade structure.
I would also bring copies of the newly revised and expanded 2nd edition of *The
Art of Natural Building, (*which includes some images from my trip to
Aotearoa*) *and my book, *The New Strawbale Home*.

Thanks for your feedback!

BTW, which airport would I fly into?  Auckland?

Catherine Wanek
Builders Without Borders

*Ecological builders working together for a sustainable future.*

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 7:15 PM, Min Hall <minhall at xnet.co.nz> wrote:

> That’s great – looking forward to receiving it and seeing you next year.
> Min
> *From:* GSBN-bounces at sustainablesources.com [mailto:
> GSBN-bounces at sustainablesources.com] *On Behalf Of *John Glassford
> *Sent:* Wednesday, 18 February 2015 2:13 p.m.
> *To:* Global Straw Building Network
> *Subject:* Re: [GSBN] ISBC2016 - Call for Abstracts Deadline extended
> G ' day Min
> I was hoping that you would be able to extend the deadline.
> We are still on track just so busy right now.
> I have started to prepare a paper on our SITUPS and I hope to have it done
> in time for the original time frame.
> Kind regards
> Susan and John Glassford
> Huff 'n' Puff Constructions
> http://www.glassford.com.au
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