Training dates & 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.

2024 On-Campus Courses Schedule

January22nd to 25thSpecialFerrocement
February29th Jan to 3rd FebCSEBIntensive
5th to 10thAVDIntensive
April22nd to 25thSpecialFerrocement
May6th to 11thCSEBDesign
13th to 18thIntensive
20th to 25thAVDIntensive
June10th to 15thCSEBIntensive
17th to 22ndAVDIntensive
September9th to 14thCSEBIntensive
16th to 21stAVDIntensive
October14th to 17thSpecialFerrocement
November11th to 16thCSEBDesign
18th to 23rdIntensive

CSEB = Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks
AVD = Arches, Vaults and Domes

All classes are held in English.

Training courses are restricted to 30 people and a written confirmation should be obtained before sending people 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 organized upon request (all listed in addition to earthquake resistance).

A minimum of 12 trainees is required, otherwise, the course will be canceled.

Accommodation is provided on-campus in basic dormitories with shared facilities. 


NOTE: The BIOCLIMATIC EARTH course has been canceled for this year. 

Course Content and Details

Course typeContentTheory – Practice or hands onEligibility
CSEB ProductionProduction of CSEB´s with Auram press 3000, soil selection, and set up of production unitsTheory (2 days)
Practice (4 days)
All skill levels
CSEB MasonryConstruction of foundations, walls, columns, beams and arches with earthHands on (6 days)All skill levels
CSEB Intensive(1)Combination of CSEB Production & MasonryTheory and Practice & hands onAll skill levels
CSEB DesignDesign of buildings with CSEBTheory (3 days)
Practice (3 days studio)
Architecture background. AutoCAD basics required.
AVD TheoryStructural stability studies of arches, vaults and domes built with CSEBTheory (2 days)
Practice (4 days)
Minimum of knowledge in mathematics and geometry
AVD MasonryConstruction of arches, vaults and domesHands on (6 days)All skill levels
AVD Intensive(1)Combination of AVD Theory & MasonryTheory and Practice & hands onMinimum of knowledge in mathematics and geometry
FerrocementCasting of various ferrocement itemsHands on (4 days only)All skill levels
Bioclimatic EarthDesign with earth in varied bioclimatic regionsTwo-weeks course with Theory, Practice & Design WorkshopArchitects and students of architecture
Wind GeneratorDesign and construction of a wind generatorHands 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 choose desirable course from the sidebar.

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