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Virtual Traditional Building Conference

INTBAU USA is pleased to share news of the November 9 – 12, 2020 Traditional Building Conference Series, fully online for your convenience.

The Traditional Building Conference team has built a virtual conference hall worthy of our typical historic venues. This is more than just a webinar. Through live video conferencing with speakers, networking chat rooms, and interactive sponsor booths, we are bringing the community and resources of our in-person conferences to a computer near you. View the Full Conference Schedule here.

This version of our Materials and Methods education line-up will feature 10 one-hour seminars with video demonstrations, question and answer sessions, and virtual interaction with peers, speakers, and sponsors. All in, attendees can earn over 25 AIA CEUs this year by engaging with our virtual events, which, as always, are focused on proven best practices and techniques in the traditional building space—including all historic-building types. 

If you are new to virtual conferences, visit our “What to Expect & FAQs” page for an idea of how the conference will work. 

Seminars will include:

  • Lessons from Conserving the Colosseum
  • The Impact of Materials and Methods on our Wellbeing
  • The Materials and Methods of Clay Tile
  • Biophilic Design with Windows and Doors
  • Installing Storm Windows: Getting the Details Right
  • Constructing Fine Kitchen Cabinetry: Design Ideas and Construction Details
  • Wooden Window Repair Techniques
  • Working History and its Application to Design, Materials and Interventions: Springfield Ranch, Tallgrass Prairies National Park
  • Historic Mortar Replication & Pointing

View the Full Conference Schedule here.

Register for the Virtual Conference Today!

Note that the Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits. Credits for NARI, AIBD, and certain NAHB classifications can be arranged.

Education

Education, Practice, Craft

INTBAU is hosting a lunchtime talk with INTBAU USA founding board member and ICTP member, Ethan Anthony, and woodcarver and IYP member, Sarah Goss, entitled Education, Practice, Craft.

For this next session in INTBAU’s Summer Series of online talks, Ethan will be focusing on the use of traditional craftsmanship and more specifically, woodcarving, in his projects. Ethan will be joined by UK based INTBAU practitioner and woodcarver, Sarah Goss, to discuss the challenges of incorporating these traditional crafts into contemporary design, with reference to the tools, techniques and educational initiatives integral to the preservation of these practical skills. Ethan Anthony is an American architect, author, academic, and is widely recognised as a leading figure in the design of the new Traditional American church architecture.

Register here

Date:
July 29, 2020

Time:
5:30pm – BST (British Summer Time), 12:30pm EST

Education

Hempcrete: The Better Than Zero Carbon Building Material

INTBAU is hosting a lunchtime talk on Hempcrete. Learn more and register below: A composite material made from wet-mixing hemp shiv with a lime binder, Hempcrete provides a natural, vapour-permeable, airtight insulation material which also has great thermal mass, giving it a uniquely effective thermal performance.

Register for INTBAU’s lunchtime talk with Alex Sparrow, Founder and MD at UK Hempcrete, who is recognised globally as one of the leading experts in the use of hempcrete and other bio-materials in construction. Alex speaks internationally on hempcrete, as well as providing training and consultancy services with a global reach, to assist others in the use of hempcrete and bio-based construction materials.

Date:
Thursday 16th July 2020

Time:
1pm – BST (British Summer Time)

Register at https://tinyurl.com/hempcretetalk

Education · Programs · Traditions

Education | Practice | Craft

Join INTBAU for its Summer Series on educational initiatives transferring knowledge, craft and traditional skills central to architectural practice in the Mediterranean, the Gulf and beyond with speakers ICTP member Mohamad Hamouié, Yasmine El Majzoub of Terrachidia and INTBAU Spain’s Chapter chair Alejandro García Hermida

Date: Tuesday 14th July 2020

Time: 12pm – BST (British Summer Time)

Please sign up to receive the Zoom link on 14th July.

Education · Resources · Traditions

Traditions: Southwestern United States

Traditional building, architecture, and urbanism of the southwestern United States is responsive to its culture, climate, and materials. From the Mesa Verde to Santa Fe, from ancestral to colonial traditions, whether stone masonry or adobe, southwestern traditions of building in the United States provide a rich resource for designers today and a wealth of examples of a climate-adaptive architecture.

“Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.” http://www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm [Photo: Christine Huckins Franck]
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