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EARTH BUILDING – 10 Lessons (Level 2)

ACTeco course consists of 10 different Lessons 45 min long: Earth Material, Earth Constructions, Rammed Earth, Cob, Masonry, Earth Plaster, Earth Design and Decorations, Renovation and Production.

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EARTH BUILDING 01 – Material (Level 2)

ACTeco 45 minute course teaches why earth is suitable for building purposes, which basic qualities it has and how to use field tests. Did you know that for each building technique you need a different mixture?

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EARTH BUILDING 02 – Earthen Construction Techniques (Level 2)

ACTeco 20-minute course briefly introduces the different earthen construction techniques. Find out what is behind the words: adobe, rammed earth, cob, daub, etc.

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EARTH BUILDING 03 – Earth Masonry (Level 2)

ACTeco 45-minute course shows history vs. today’s use of earth masonry, types of masonry, bonding, working process, surfaces of brick walls, vaults and domes. (ECVET knowledge level 2)

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EARTH BUILDING 04 – Cob (Level 2)

ACTeco 45-minute course shows traditional and contemporary methods of cob, preparation of cob mix and building of the wall. Discover creative designs and properties of cob! (Learn Earth based on ECVET – knowledge level 2)

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EARTH BUILDING 05 – Rammed Earth (Level 2)

ACTeco 45 minute course teaches about new and traditional use, what raw materials and mixture for rammed earth to use. The course also shows formwork, process of ramming and development trends. (ECVET knowledge level 2)

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EARTH BUILDING 06 – Earth Plaster (Level 2)

ACTeco 45 minute course about composition of earth plaster, preparation of mortar, layers of plaster, surface treatment and properties. (ECVET knowledge level 2)

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EARTH BUILDING 07 – Interior Design (Level 2)

ACTeco 45-minute course shows theory of colours connected to earth, the possibilities of textures and factures of earth plaster and gives basic insight into Interior design. (ECVET knowledge level 2)

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EARTH BUILDING 08 – Decorative Techniques (Level 2)

ACTeco 45-minute course shows decorations of different cultures, different colours of the earth and various decorations by earth building techniques and earth plastering. (ECVET knowledge level 2)

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EARTH BUILDING 09 – Production (Level 2) 

ACTeco 45 minute course shows differences of brick productions, goes into more detail in producing compressed bricks and adobe. Briefly describes quality control.

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EARTH BUILDING 10 – Repairs and Maintenance

ACTeco 45 min. course shows typical failures of earth construction and their causes. Suggests ways of possible repairs, explains what the survey is and show examples of renovated houses.

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Online Training & Communication

ACTeco Advanced Course Communcation (techniques) for both online and real communication. We introduce the main tools (graphic, text, photo, video, sound) as well as tipps and tricks how to make your trainings more interactive with mostly free tools. And we introduce Learndash and WordPress.

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STRAW BUILDING – 8 Lessons (Level 2)

ACTeco Courses: The 8 lessons explain Straw Bale Building starting with the Material, Infill Systems, Load Bearing Techniques, Wrapping, Plasters and Claddings, Building Physics, Planning and Calculation. Level 2 (Level 3/4: see STEP Training, Level 1: see INTRO courses).

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STRAW BUILDING 01 – Straw Bales as sustainable Building Material (Level 2)

ACTeco Course: The 45 min Lesson shows examples of Straw Bale Buildings, Customizing & Handling of Straw Bales, Tools for Straw Bale Building and Storage of Bales.

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STRAW BUILDING 02 – Infill and Prefab Straw Bale Constructions (Level 2)

ACTeco Course: The 45 min lesson explains how to insulate with straw bales in post&beam constructions (Infill), shows different techniques and typical and special constructions of infill as well as the tools.

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STRAW BUILDING 03 – Load Bearing Construction (Level 2)

ACTeco Course: The 45 min lesson shows basic features of the loadbearing straw bale technique, and gives an idea of different details and methods of loadbearing techniques.

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STRAW BUILDING 04 – Wrapping – External Thermal Insulation with Straw (Level 2)

ACTeco Course: The 45 min lesson shows basic features of external insulation with straw bales, prefab elements and straw flakes.

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STRAW BUILDING 05 – Natural Finishes with Earth, Lime and Cladding (Level 2)

ACTeco 45 min course on how to plaster a straw bale wall with earth or lime plaster or finish it with a wooden cladding.

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STRAW BUILDING 06 – Building Physics and Room Climate (Level 2)

This 45min ACTeco course explains the basics of building physics of a straw bale wall, explains heat and moisture transfer, fire resistance, shows fire tests but also describes inner room climate created by (earth plastered) straw bale walls.

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STRAW BUILDING 07 – Concept of a Straw Bale House

This 45min ACTeco course explains the basics how to design straw walls/houses, how to make a construction plan and install the house technique (water, heating, electricity) in straw bale walls.

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