Technology transfer

Haiti, August 2011

The Auroville Earth Institute conducted a training course in August, 2011 for the production and use of Compressed Stabilised Earth Block (CSEB) at Port au Prince, Haiti.

Satprem Maïni, Director of the Auroville Earth Institute and Ms. Amandine Haviez, Engineer from the Institute spent three weeks from 30th July till 20th August to train the team of an NGO, 1000 Jobs Haiti. Thirteen workers and three technicians were trained for the production of blocks with the Auram Press 3000 designed by the Auroville Earth Institute and produced by Aureka. Three architects from MASS design Group / Boston USA and six local architects were also trained for designing with CSEB for earthquake resistance and building arches, vaults and domes.

A few days of the course were spent to give the basic masonry features for earthquake resistance developed by the Auroville Earth Institute. The first production of blocks will be used to build a hospital for tuberculosis patients at Port au Prince. Later on, the NGO will continue producing blocks to build guest houses and houses on the central plateau at Mirebalais.



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