Past editions Among the basic needs of humanity - food, clothing and shelter - our work embraces shelter. EcoSouth addresses the great housing deficit in southern countries. http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/91-edition-33-december-2008 2018-10-23T10:05:52+00:00 EcoSur: Concrete Roof Tiles, puzolanic cement, earth houses, ecomaterials paulcoyote@gmail.com Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Sanitation without water becomes mainstream 2008-12-19T21:42:13+00:00 2008-12-19T21:42:13+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/91-edition-33-december-2008/373-sanitation-without-water-becomes-mainstream Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/ago2004/sm_sanitation.jpg" style="float: right" alt="Image" title="Image" width="150" border="0" height="150" hspace="6" />The Clay House Project in Namibia has developed a dry-toilet that is gaining wide acceptance among users and Experts alike. The Town of Otjiwarongo is planning to build thousands of &ldquo;Otji toilets&rdquo; in the next few years. A group of experts to the European Union recommends the use of dry toilets to resolve sanitation problems of rural and semi-urban Namibia. </p> <p> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/ago2004/sm_sanitation.jpg" style="float: right" alt="Image" title="Image" width="150" border="0" height="150" hspace="6" />The Clay House Project in Namibia has developed a dry-toilet that is gaining wide acceptance among users and Experts alike. The Town of Otjiwarongo is planning to build thousands of &ldquo;Otji toilets&rdquo; in the next few years. A group of experts to the European Union recommends the use of dry toilets to resolve sanitation problems of rural and semi-urban Namibia. </p> Ferrocement for quick actions after a disaster 2008-12-18T17:14:48+00:00 2008-12-18T17:14:48+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/91-edition-33-december-2008/372-ferrocement-for-quick-actions-after-a-disaster Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/dic2008/sm_ferro.jpg" style="margin: 5px; float: left; width: 250px; height: 232px" alt="Ferrocemento para acciones r&aacute;pidas despu&eacute;s de un desastre" title="Ferrocemento para acciones r&aacute;pidas despu&eacute;s de un desastre" height="232" width="250" />In this third contribution in our series discussing Different experiences in reconstruction projects, the EcoSur E-magazine documents a project proposal for rapid action after a disaster. </p> <p> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/dic2008/sm_ferro.jpg" style="margin: 5px; float: left; width: 250px; height: 232px" alt="Ferrocemento para acciones r&aacute;pidas despu&eacute;s de un desastre" title="Ferrocemento para acciones r&aacute;pidas despu&eacute;s de un desastre" height="232" width="250" />In this third contribution in our series discussing Different experiences in reconstruction projects, the EcoSur E-magazine documents a project proposal for rapid action after a disaster. </p> Cuba: rapid recuperation after the disaster 2008-12-18T15:34:41+00:00 2008-12-18T15:34:41+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/91-edition-33-december-2008/371-cuba-rapid-recuperation-after-the-disaster Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/dic2008/sm_cuba_desastre.jpg" style="margin: 5px; float: left; width: 250px; height: 231px" alt="sm_cuba_desastre.jpg" title="sm_cuba_desastre.jpg" width="250" height="231" />Fifteen days after hurricane Ike, almost anywhere in Cuba one feels the enormous effort to reestablish normality. Almost half a million houses were damaged and more than 100&rsquo;000 collapsed totally. Everywhere one can see people repairing roofs and placing fibrocement elements (similar in shape to asbestos-cement). </p> <p> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/dic2008/sm_cuba_desastre.jpg" style="margin: 5px; float: left; width: 250px; height: 231px" alt="sm_cuba_desastre.jpg" title="sm_cuba_desastre.jpg" width="250" height="231" />Fifteen days after hurricane Ike, almost anywhere in Cuba one feels the enormous effort to reestablish normality. Almost half a million houses were damaged and more than 100&rsquo;000 collapsed totally. Everywhere one can see people repairing roofs and placing fibrocement elements (similar in shape to asbestos-cement). </p> Little technological innovations improve the lives of brick burners 2008-12-18T14:50:35+00:00 2008-12-18T14:50:35+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/91-edition-33-december-2008/370-little-technological-innovations-improve-the-lives-of-brick-burners Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/dic2008/sm_mujer_pisando_barro.jpg" style="margin: 5px; float: left; width: 200px; height: 171px" alt="Peque&ntilde;as innovaciones tecnol&oacute;gicas que mejoran la vida de los ladrilleros en Chambo." title="Peque&ntilde;as innovaciones tecnol&oacute;gicas que mejoran la vida de los ladrilleros en Chambo." width="200" height="171" />The workday of&nbsp; Cristobal Flores used to start at 3 o&acute;clock in the morning. In the cold of the early morning, at 2800 m over the sea level,&nbsp; Cristobal mixed the earth deposited in his back yard with sawdust, soaked the mixture and started to trample it to grind and homogenize it, with his bull &ldquo;Martin&rdquo;. Four hours later, the mixture was ready to mould and be converted into raw bricks. </p> <p> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/dic2008/sm_mujer_pisando_barro.jpg" style="margin: 5px; float: left; width: 200px; height: 171px" alt="Peque&ntilde;as innovaciones tecnol&oacute;gicas que mejoran la vida de los ladrilleros en Chambo." title="Peque&ntilde;as innovaciones tecnol&oacute;gicas que mejoran la vida de los ladrilleros en Chambo." width="200" height="171" />The workday of&nbsp; Cristobal Flores used to start at 3 o&acute;clock in the morning. In the cold of the early morning, at 2800 m over the sea level,&nbsp; Cristobal mixed the earth deposited in his back yard with sawdust, soaked the mixture and started to trample it to grind and homogenize it, with his bull &ldquo;Martin&rdquo;. Four hours later, the mixture was ready to mould and be converted into raw bricks. </p> New ideas for new constructions! 2008-12-18T14:39:31+00:00 2008-12-18T14:39:31+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/91-edition-33-december-2008/369-new-ideas-for-new-constructions Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <meta http-equiv="CONTENT-TYPE" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> <title></title> <meta name="GENERATOR" content="OpenOffice.org 3.0 (Linux)" /> <style type="text/css"> </style> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/dic2005/jovenes_003.jpg" style="border: 0px none #000000; float: right; width: 250px; height: 224px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px" alt="Ganadores Concurso" title="Ganadores Concurso" border="0" height="224" width="250" />At this time we lance the Project competition for 2009. And, our memory takes us back to the third international EcoMaterials conference in 2005, when the EcoSur Network organized a competition of projects in two categories. </p> <meta http-equiv="CONTENT-TYPE" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> <title></title> <meta name="GENERATOR" content="OpenOffice.org 3.0 (Linux)" /> <style type="text/css"> </style> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/dic2005/jovenes_003.jpg" style="border: 0px none #000000; float: right; width: 250px; height: 224px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px" alt="Ganadores Concurso" title="Ganadores Concurso" border="0" height="224" width="250" />At this time we lance the Project competition for 2009. And, our memory takes us back to the third international EcoMaterials conference in 2005, when the EcoSur Network organized a competition of projects in two categories. </p> EcoSur tests open source programs 2008-12-18T14:20:01+00:00 2008-12-18T14:20:01+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/91-edition-33-december-2008/368-ecosur-tests-open-source-programs Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p> At the headquarters of EcoSur Nicaraga, young architects are learning how to use open source programs for their 3D architectural designs.&nbsp; <br /> Use of these programs responds to the &quot;open source&quot; philosophy that theEcoSur Network maintains with its technologies: for example MicroConcrete Roofing technology is shared with all the little secrets that make a business successful. A small entrepreneur develops little secrets in the fabrication, commercialization, roof structures....and... shares them through the EcoSur Network with other producers, and at regional and international EcoMaterials conferences. </p> <p> At the headquarters of EcoSur Nicaraga, young architects are learning how to use open source programs for their 3D architectural designs.&nbsp; <br /> Use of these programs responds to the &quot;open source&quot; philosophy that theEcoSur Network maintains with its technologies: for example MicroConcrete Roofing technology is shared with all the little secrets that make a business successful. A small entrepreneur develops little secrets in the fabrication, commercialization, roof structures....and... shares them through the EcoSur Network with other producers, and at regional and international EcoMaterials conferences. </p> Ancestral Adobe in El Salvador 2008-12-18T14:16:16+00:00 2008-12-18T14:16:16+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/91-edition-33-december-2008/367-ancestral-adobe-in-el-salvador Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p> A group of technicians of the EcoSur network from Nicaragua and Ecuador visited the archeological site Joya de Ceren, during the regional EcoMaterials conference held in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador, from the 28th to the 30th of October 2008, 40 km from San Salvador. The archeological site situated 40 km from San Salvador reveals ruins of 1500-year-old Adobe constructions. These ruins have been protected by volcanic ashes and show ancestral adobe architecture. </p> <p> A group of technicians of the EcoSur network from Nicaragua and Ecuador visited the archeological site Joya de Ceren, during the regional EcoMaterials conference held in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador, from the 28th to the 30th of October 2008, 40 km from San Salvador. The archeological site situated 40 km from San Salvador reveals ruins of 1500-year-old Adobe constructions. These ruins have been protected by volcanic ashes and show ancestral adobe architecture. </p>