7th International Hemp Building Symposium 17-18th October 2017, Montreal, Canada.
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Steve Allin, The IHBA director who has enthusiastically pioneered the use of hemp internationally since 1997 and is the author of the pre-eminent book, Building with Hemp (2006), and second edition (2010). He also works as an international consultant on hemp building projects. Steve will bring us up to date on the situation with Hemp construction worldwide and be presenting reports on his projects in Haiti, Ireland and elsewhere.
Pierre Amadieu Initiative Chanvre (FR) Initiative Chanvre Open Source Decorticator Project. Pierre has been furthering the Initiative Chanvre project this year and will report on his progress.
Liam Donohoe Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) PhD Researcher will be talking about his research project “The Building Blocks of Hemp Lime Construction”. Liam, a co-director of IHBA has been working with fellow director Steve Allin to focus his PhD research on testing a great variety of Hempcrete binders and will be bringing us up to date with his findings.
Gabriel Gauthier Entrepreneur, craftsman and specialist of hemp and organic masonry, Gabriel Gauthier is behind the company ArtCan hemp construction, in operation for almost 10 years. He built and renovated several houses with hemp material. For him, hemp construction makes an inspiring bridge between agriculture and living and ecological architecture. In addition to being a trainer for Archibio, he has sat on his board since 2004. Artcan are our hosts this year and we will be visiting one of their projects.
Dhiraj K. Shah SHIV “Hempcrete for Evolving Nations”. Dhiraj has identified initial projects to utilise locally produced Hempcrete to rebuild homes in a community outside Kathmandu and to build vital extensions to a partly finished Trauma hospital so that it can be brought into service to treat the urgent need in the region.
Sergiy Kovalenkov Hempire UA (UA) will be speaking on hemp domes and other buildings in Ukraine.
Chris Magwood A sustainable builder, designer and teacher based in Peterborough, Ontario. He is also Executive Director of The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school, and author of ‘Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide for Sustainable Construction’. Chris will be speaking on Binder development and CO2 sequestation.
Anthony Néron Hemp ambassador, Biomaterial Specialist, Designer, Visionary, and Builder.
Emily Peyton a former candidate for Governor of Vermont