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Hempcrete Workshops at Critical Concrete

The Hempcrete Workshops at Critical Concrete in Portugal teach students how to build with hempcrete to help construct a social housing project.

School: Critical Concrete
Course: Hempcrete Workshops 2023
Location: Esposende, Portugal
Course dates: 22 to 26 May 2023 and 29 May to 2 June 2023
Application deadline: 20 May 2023

Discover how hempcrete buildings can offer a healthy and comfortable interior, be beautiful spaces, provide outstanding thermal and acoustic performance and last a lifetime.

A special focus of our workshop will be the environmental credentials and occupant health benefits of building with hempcrete.

This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience using this incredibly versatile and environmentally sustainable building material whilst contributing to a social housing project.

The workshop will cover a theoretical foundation in hemp construction including how to source hemp, methods of application, material performance and various hempcrete mixes.

This will be followed by a practical application on a small social housing project implementing methods of hempcrete construction.

No prior knowledge or construction skills are required. The workshop is targeting architects, builders, engineers, self-builders, students, folks planning to build using ecological principles, as well as anyone with an interest in hempcrete construction methods or natural building materials.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image courtesy of Critical Concrete.

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