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Documents from the Fifth International Ecomaterials Conference

After the success of the Fifth International Ecomaterials Conference, all the papers, posters and presentations are shared here.

 

Please follow this link: Documents Fifth International Ecomaterials Conference 

 

All the publications in EcoSur's website are indexed ISSN:
Español: ISSN 1991-587X
English: ISSN 1990-9063

Program of the 5th EcoMaterials International Conference

Quinta Conferencia Internacional EcoMateriales 

 

The venue of the conference is the Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, Av. Antonio José de Sucre, km 1.5 road to Guano

Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/vdmsDeXzCH42

 

Tuesday, October 11th

Arrival of delegates, preregistration in the hotels whenever possible

 

Wednesday, October 12th

“REDUCE THE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT”

09.00 Registration and checking audios for translation Spanish-English

09.30 Opening of the Conference.

Four Keynote presentations on Low Carbon Cement, Composite Materials in Concrete, Smart Grid Solutions in Energy Delivery, Energy Efficiency for Low Income Households Debate with the Panel

12.00 Stand-up lunch, review of products and poster exhibition

13.30 Three breakout sessions with a total of 12 presentations on related projects and ensuing debates with the panels.

18.30 Welcome cocktail

 

Thursday, October 13th

“BUILD BACK BETTER”

09.30 Four Keynote presentations on Disaster Risk Reduction, Ferrocement Applications,

Recycling Demolition Waste, UN-Habitat Approaches in post-disaster Reconstruction. Debate with the Panel.

12.00 Stand-up lunch, review of products and poster exhibition

13.30 Three breakout sessions with a total of 12 presentations on related projects and ensuing debates with the panels.

 

Friday, October 14th

“EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE”

09.30 Four Keynote presentations on Dual Education, Controversial Financing Policies, Measur ing Tools for sustainable building practice, GNSH and the New Urban Agenda. Debate with the Panel

12.00 Stand-up lunch, review of products and poster exhibition

13.30 Three breakout sessions with a total of 12 presentations on related projects and ensuing debates with the panels.

18.30 Farewell cocktail

  

Social housing in Nicaragua: Simplicity with style.

Foto aérea del barrio "Los Ángeles", Malacatoya, Nicaragua

(Originally published in Open House International Vol. 29 No 1 2004 - ISSN 0168-2601, Author: Arq. Kurt Rhyner)

Social Housing in third world countries almos invariabley means uninspired structures lined up in straight rows,, creating monotonous neighborhoods. Only when the inhabitants paint their house and make some enlargements, this begins to change. It is remarkable that such steps towears creating a more varied, more lively, often more beautiful and, ultimately, more humane neighborhood is done without architects, not to say in spite of, or even against the plans of the original designer.

Read more: Social housing in Nicaragua: Simplicity with style.

Post disaster reconstruction, 1755 – 2014: Have we really learned any lessons?

Reconstrucción post-desastre 1755-2014: ¿Realmente hemos aprendido algo?

Are there lessons to be learnt from past disaster reconstruction?
This paper looks at two historical events and tries to make bridges to the situation 250 years later. It focuses on two very different events both of which created new ways of dealing with catastrophes, an earthquake that destroyed a world capital and a fire that destroyed a small rural town. While it is difficult to draw lessons from one historical period to another and from one situation to the next, it is disturbing to see that today we seem to be unable to live up to the proclaimed goals “sustainability” and “build back better”whenever a catastrophe hits.

Read more: Post disaster reconstruction, 1755 – 2014: Have we really learned any lessons?

EcoMaterials: MicroConcrete Roof tiles and FerroCement Panels

The EcoSur network presents a short professional video on two major technologies, the Ferrocement panels and the Micro Concrete Roofing Tiles. Filmed in Nicaragua and Salvador, it shows production and application and gives a summary overview of those two materials that have a relatively small ecological footprint and have widely proven to be sustainable in the three classical dimensions ecology, economy and social acceptance.

The film is commented in Spanish with summary English subtitles and invites viewers to ask questions, as all publications of the network are open source.

 (English subtitles available in the CC icon)

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