140-0102-00L  Earth Construction

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersG. Habert, S. Claude
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for CAS in Regenerative Materials.


140-0102-00 GEarth Construction
Block course
17.02.2020 - 21.02.2020
40s hrs
20.02.17:15-20:00HG D 5.2 »
G. Habert, S. Claude

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AbstractEarth construction is attracting attention in contemporary construction. New strategies have been developed for innovation, combining traditional techniques with modern construction systems and new materials. These constructions are still challenging with regards to standards and building codes, but many solutions exist to fulfil the expectation and ambition to make a different architecture.
Objective- Learn the different techniques of earth construction.
- Understand the structural behaviour and the durability risks.
- Define the cost and planning of earth construction.
- Adapt the production process to the project: local resources, production line, prefabrication.
- Gain experience from projects overcoming structural engineering difficulties and the lack of standards.
LiteratureA list of literature will be offered on a specific online platform, that could be used by all students attending the lectures

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersG. Habert, S. Claude
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupCAS ETH Regenerative Materials - Essentials (140000)

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