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EcoSouth addresses the great housing deficit in southern countries. http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/products/moulds-for-mcr-tiles/103-news 2018-01-23T01:08:11+00:00 EcoSur: Concrete Roof Tiles, puzolanic cement, earth houses, ecomaterials paulcoyote@gmail.com Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Documents from the Fifth International Ecomaterials Conference 2016-10-31T19:42:58+00:00 2016-10-31T19:42:58+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/products/moulds-for-mcr-tiles/103-news/537-documents-from-the-fifth-international-ecomaterials-conference Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p><a href="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzdAqlDIuoEdb0JJSzk1Q0Itd2s?usp=sharing" title="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzdAqlDIuoEdb0JJSzk1Q0Itd2s?usp=sharing"><img alt="" class="thumbnail" id="" src="http://ecosur.org/images/thumbnails/images/oct2016/uno-fill-550x251.jpg" style="width: 550px height: 251px;" title="" /></a>After the success of the Fifth International Ecomaterials Conference, all the papers, posters and presentations are shared here.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please follow this link:&nbsp;<a href="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzdAqlDIuoEdb0JJSzk1Q0Itd2s?usp=sharing" title="Quinta Conferencia Internacional EcoMateriales">Documents Fifth International Ecomaterials Conference</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="alert-danger" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>All the publications in EcoSur's website are indexed&nbsp;ISSN:</strong><br /> Español: ISSN 1991-587X<br /> English: ISSN 1990-9063</p> <p><a href="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzdAqlDIuoEdb0JJSzk1Q0Itd2s?usp=sharing" title="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzdAqlDIuoEdb0JJSzk1Q0Itd2s?usp=sharing"><img alt="" class="thumbnail" id="" src="http://ecosur.org/images/thumbnails/images/oct2016/uno-fill-550x251.jpg" style="width: 550px height: 251px;" title="" /></a>After the success of the Fifth International Ecomaterials Conference, all the papers, posters and presentations are shared here.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please follow this link:&nbsp;<a href="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzdAqlDIuoEdb0JJSzk1Q0Itd2s?usp=sharing" title="Quinta Conferencia Internacional EcoMateriales">Documents Fifth International Ecomaterials Conference</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="alert-danger" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>All the publications in EcoSur's website are indexed&nbsp;ISSN:</strong><br /> Español: ISSN 1991-587X<br /> English: ISSN 1990-9063</p> Program of the 5th EcoMaterials International Conference 2016-09-20T19:08:36+00:00 2016-09-20T19:08:36+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/products/moulds-for-mcr-tiles/103-news/536-program-of-the-5th-ecomaterials-international-conference Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p><img alt="Quinta Conferencia Internacional EcoMateriales" src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/thumbnails/images/d8c85ac3-3f68-4987-8763-4ad22e2f2a7f-fill-500x250.jpg" />&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ecosur.org/ecomat5/index.php/8-general-information/18-register-here" title="Register here">REGISTER AND PAY HERE</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The venue of the conference is the<strong>&nbsp;Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo</strong>, Av. Antonio José de Sucre, km 1.5 road to Guano<br /> <br /> Map here:&nbsp;<a href="http://goo.gl/maps/vdmsDeXzCH42" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/maps/vdmsDeXzCH42</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1><strong>Tuesday, October 11th</strong></h1> <p>Arrival of delegates, preregistration in the hotels whenever possible</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1><strong>Wednesday, October 12th</strong></h1> <p>“REDUCE THE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT”</p> <p><strong>09.00</strong>&nbsp;Registration and checking audios for translation Spanish-English</p> <p><strong>09.30</strong>&nbsp;Opening of the Conference.</p> <p>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</p> <p><strong>12.00</strong>&nbsp;Stand-up lunch, review of products and poster exhibition</p> <p><strong>13.30</strong>&nbsp;Three breakout sessions with a total of 12 presentations on related projects and ensuing debates with the panels.</p> <p><strong>18.30</strong>&nbsp;Welcome cocktail</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1><strong>Thursday, October 13th</strong></h1> <p>“BUILD BACK BETTER”</p> <p><strong>09.30</strong>&nbsp;Four Keynote presentations on Disaster Risk Reduction, Ferrocement Applications,</p> <p>Recycling Demolition Waste, UN-Habitat Approaches in post-disaster Reconstruction. Debate with the Panel.</p> <p><strong>12.00</strong>&nbsp;Stand-up lunch, review of products and poster exhibition</p> <p><strong>13.30</strong>&nbsp;Three breakout sessions with a total of 12 presentations on related projects and ensuing debates with the panels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1><strong>Friday, October 14th</strong></h1> <p>“EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE”</p> <p><strong>09.30</strong>&nbsp;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</p> <p><strong>12.00</strong>&nbsp;Stand-up lunch, review of products and poster exhibition</p> <p><strong>13.30&nbsp;</strong>Three breakout sessions with a total of 12 presentations on related projects and ensuing debates with the panels.</p> <p><strong>18.30</strong>&nbsp;Farewell cocktail</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="Quinta Conferencia Internacional EcoMateriales" src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/thumbnails/images/d8c85ac3-3f68-4987-8763-4ad22e2f2a7f-fill-500x250.jpg" />&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ecosur.org/ecomat5/index.php/8-general-information/18-register-here" title="Register here">REGISTER AND PAY HERE</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The venue of the conference is the<strong>&nbsp;Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo</strong>, Av. Antonio José de Sucre, km 1.5 road to Guano<br /> <br /> Map here:&nbsp;<a href="http://goo.gl/maps/vdmsDeXzCH42" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/maps/vdmsDeXzCH42</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1><strong>Tuesday, October 11th</strong></h1> <p>Arrival of delegates, preregistration in the hotels whenever possible</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1><strong>Wednesday, October 12th</strong></h1> <p>“REDUCE THE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT”</p> <p><strong>09.00</strong>&nbsp;Registration and checking audios for translation Spanish-English</p> <p><strong>09.30</strong>&nbsp;Opening of the Conference.</p> <p>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</p> <p><strong>12.00</strong>&nbsp;Stand-up lunch, review of products and poster exhibition</p> <p><strong>13.30</strong>&nbsp;Three breakout sessions with a total of 12 presentations on related projects and ensuing debates with the panels.</p> <p><strong>18.30</strong>&nbsp;Welcome cocktail</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1><strong>Thursday, October 13th</strong></h1> <p>“BUILD BACK BETTER”</p> <p><strong>09.30</strong>&nbsp;Four Keynote presentations on Disaster Risk Reduction, Ferrocement Applications,</p> <p>Recycling Demolition Waste, UN-Habitat Approaches in post-disaster Reconstruction. Debate with the Panel.</p> <p><strong>12.00</strong>&nbsp;Stand-up lunch, review of products and poster exhibition</p> <p><strong>13.30</strong>&nbsp;Three breakout sessions with a total of 12 presentations on related projects and ensuing debates with the panels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1><strong>Friday, October 14th</strong></h1> <p>“EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE”</p> <p><strong>09.30</strong>&nbsp;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</p> <p><strong>12.00</strong>&nbsp;Stand-up lunch, review of products and poster exhibition</p> <p><strong>13.30&nbsp;</strong>Three breakout sessions with a total of 12 presentations on related projects and ensuing debates with the panels.</p> <p><strong>18.30</strong>&nbsp;Farewell cocktail</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Post disaster reconstruction, 1755 – 2014: Have we really learned any lessons? 2014-10-14T01:12:43+00:00 2014-10-14T01:12:43+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/products/moulds-for-mcr-tiles/103-news/521-post-disaster-reconstruction-1755-2014-have-we-really-learned-any-lessons Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="Reconstrucción post-desastre 1755-2014: ¿Realmente hemos aprendido algo?" src="http://ecosur.org/images/oct2014/haiti_earthquake_ecosur.jpg" style="width: 551px; height: 230px;" /></p> <p> Are there lessons to be learnt from past disaster reconstruction?<br /> 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.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="Reconstrucción post-desastre 1755-2014: ¿Realmente hemos aprendido algo?" src="http://ecosur.org/images/oct2014/haiti_earthquake_ecosur.jpg" style="width: 551px; height: 230px;" /></p> <p> Are there lessons to be learnt from past disaster reconstruction?<br /> 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.</p> Social housing in Nicaragua: Simplicity with style. 2014-09-25T20:01:58+00:00 2014-09-25T20:01:58+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/products/moulds-for-mcr-tiles/103-news/520-social-housing-in-nicaragua-simplicity-with-style Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="Foto aérea del barrio &quot;Los Ángeles&quot;, Malacatoya, Nicaragua" src="http://ecosur.org/images/sep2014/malacatoya_01.png" style="width: 550px; height: 211px; margin: 5px;" /></p> <h6 style="text-align: right;"> <em>(Originally published in Open House International Vol. 29 No 1 2004 - ISSN 0168-2601, Author: Arq. Kurt Rhyner)</em></h6> <p style="text-align: justify;"> 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.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="Foto aérea del barrio &quot;Los Ángeles&quot;, Malacatoya, Nicaragua" src="http://ecosur.org/images/sep2014/malacatoya_01.png" style="width: 550px; height: 211px; margin: 5px;" /></p> <h6 style="text-align: right;"> <em>(Originally published in Open House International Vol. 29 No 1 2004 - ISSN 0168-2601, Author: Arq. Kurt Rhyner)</em></h6> <p style="text-align: justify;"> 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.</p> EcoMaterials: MicroConcrete Roof tiles and FerroCement Panels 2014-08-21T21:00:16+00:00 2014-08-21T21:00:16+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/products/moulds-for-mcr-tiles/103-news/518-ecomaterials-microconcrete-roof-tiles-and-ferrocement-panels Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> {youtube}4QBwHSkKfSE{/youtube}</p> <p> &nbsp;(English subtitles available in the CC icon)</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> {youtube}4QBwHSkKfSE{/youtube}</p> <p> &nbsp;(English subtitles available in the CC icon)</p> Experiencies: Dual education for masons 2014-08-19T00:38:05+00:00 2014-08-19T00:38:05+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/products/moulds-for-mcr-tiles/103-news/516-experiencies-dual-education-for-masons Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p> <style type="text/css"> p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } </style> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <img alt="Educación dual" height="279" src="http://images.ecosur.org/dic2003/macanche_01.jpg" style="margin: 10px; float: right;" width="310" /></p> <p> Dual education has received publicity lately. Maybe it is because the countries where this education system has been entrenched for centuries are the countries with high standards of quality in workmanship and at the same time relatively low unemployment rates among youngsters. Manly in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, dual education is the norm. Only some 30% of young Swiss go directly to University, about 70% learn a trade through the official “apprenticeship programs”. Dual education are 2 to 4-year courses, depending on the exigencies of the trade. While car mechanics and architectural draftsmen have to study 4 years, for sales personnel it is only 2. Masons, as most construction trades, have to pass a 3-year course.</p> <p> <style type="text/css"> p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } </style> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <img alt="Educación dual" height="279" src="http://images.ecosur.org/dic2003/macanche_01.jpg" style="margin: 10px; float: right;" width="310" /></p> <p> Dual education has received publicity lately. Maybe it is because the countries where this education system has been entrenched for centuries are the countries with high standards of quality in workmanship and at the same time relatively low unemployment rates among youngsters. Manly in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, dual education is the norm. Only some 30% of young Swiss go directly to University, about 70% learn a trade through the official “apprenticeship programs”. Dual education are 2 to 4-year courses, depending on the exigencies of the trade. While car mechanics and architectural draftsmen have to study 4 years, for sales personnel it is only 2. Masons, as most construction trades, have to pass a 3-year course.</p>