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 has been appointed co director of the IHBA recently after the departure of Sebastien Joubert who has returned to live in France with his family and can no longer work closely with the IHBA team. Liam 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.