Steve is an international Hemp consultant, author and also the director of the International Hemp Building Symposium. He advises on hemp building projects and is currently working on plans to develop hemp production and building products for several enterprises.
Charlotte de Bellefroid
Expanding the Market for Hemp Blocks
Charlotte is the Marketing and Communication Manager at Isohemp a Hemp block manufacturing company in Belgium who have recently increased their production to five million blocks a year.
Zero km House in Moroccan Rif’
Monika has been involved in Hemp Building for over 22 years having started her Cannabric business in Spain in 1999, developing her unique hemp-clay bricks. She has since 2014 been working in Morocco in the High Central Rif with local Berber peoples for the Adrah Nouh project, where the waste material from the Hashish production is used to build this new prototype house using materials from the immediate vicinity.
Hanfbaukollektiv group including Roger Dauer, Henrik Pauly, Reinhold Straub & Jasmin Bawa
Establishing the use of Hempcrete in Germany
Roger is Hanfkalk-Berlin a practicing architect who has a wealth of experience to cover all phases of a hemp construction project; together with Henrik, engineer specialist in the planning and implementation of hemp lime projects and Reinhold; who is the building company Straub Hanf & Kalk have teamed up to create the Hanfbaukollektiv a group active in promoting and building with hempcrete in Germany. Jasmin will also be joining the presentation to describe to us the artistic use of hempcrete in interiors.
Innovations in Bio-Consctruction
Founder and CEO of Hemspan in the UK Matthew is passionate Environmental & Social Impact Innovator. Experience within Innovation start-ups as Project Lead to develop modular systems.
Namrata Kandwal & Gaurav Dixit
Building the EcoStay Hemp House in Utterkand
Gohemp Agroventures is an Indian startup from Himalayas, awarded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its exemplary work on hemp based building technologies. The co-founders Namrata Kandwal & Gaurav Dixit are committed to bring hemp into mainstream building construction eventually making hemp based building materials an affordable and sustainable choice for healthy homes.
Categorising Hempcrete Update
Liam has previously worked in the sheepswool insulation industry and currently works as a lecturer at Technical University Dublin and is co-director of the International Hemp Building Association.
External Application of Hempcrete in Puy
Pascal Favre is a pioneering craftsman-mason specialist in hemp consultation. With over 25 years of experience in ecological housing, his Swiss company Arbio SA has been in existence since 1992 to develop the use of natural, environmentally friendly, non-polluting materials including hemp.
Thermal Perforance and Life-Cycle Energy and Carbon Analysis of a Newly Developed, Density-Gradient Hemp-Lime Biocomposite Building Block
Researcher, green building, bioclimatic design and natural materials consultant. Postdoctoral Researcher at Politecnico di Torino.
Latest hemp Building Research
Researcher of Hemp Building materials at Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat, ENTPE, France
Early Projects in Costa Rica
Zegreen Construction launched in 2012 offers sustainable construction, research, communication and education in Costa Rica. They are now developing modular housing systems as industrial hemp production has now been legalised in the country.
Report from Ukraine
Sergiy Kovalenkov of Hempire Ukraine will be reporting on the situation in his country of attempting to build with hemp in a war zone.
Devita Pre-fabricated Block System
Dion was born and raised in northern Alberta , his family has a history in farming, and in business. He’s a provincial pioneer in natural building with over 11 years in hemp technology development, and seven years in hempcrete construction. He is the innovator behind Alberta’s first hempcrete home, and the world’s first portable hemp house. He has recently developed a hempcrete block system named Devita.
Latest Projects in Eastern Australia
Founder of Balanced Earth, Michael is a UK registered architect with over 20 years experience in the building industry in Australia. He has worked on some of the early hempcrete projects including his own home and the innovation centre at Byron Bay Steiner school.
Developing a Hemp Building Service in the USA
Cameron McIntosh is the owner of Americhanvre Cast Hemp, a full-service hempcrete installer and supplier of raw materials for hempcrete building out of Allentown, PA. With Americhanvre, Cameron has built a mobile hemp house on wheels that has toured the country, collaborated on the first spray application of hempcrete for a residential home in the United States in Missouri, and has imported and distributed over one-hundred and fifty thousands pounds of industrial hemp hurd for hempcrete construction.
Including Hemp Materials in Natural Building Energy Calculator
Brian Murphy, Founder of Green Building Encyclopaedia (GBE) created the original components of GBC and he has continued to merge them, add to it, update it and expand its capability.
Voorst Town Hall Facade
Joost Roefs (1980) has worked as an architect at the architectural firm diederendirrix for nine years. He mainly worked on large transformation projects such as the redevelopment of the monumental Philips factory Anton into social apartments on Strijp-S in Eindhoven. In 2017 he began working at De Twee Snoeken in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. He leads the architectural firm and works as a designer of both housing and utilitarian projects. In addition, he has been writing columns for the Dutch architecture magazine De Architect since 2021. He writes about how a new generation should shape the major transitions of our time.
Creating European Regulations
Lorenza is the Managing Director of EIHA. Based in EIHA’s Brussels office, Lorenza is a veteran policy advisor and communication manager at the European level. She has led EIHA’s efforts in Brussels since February 2019, having worked with a number of MEPs to propose reforms affecting hemp in the EU’s Common Agriculture Policy. Lorenza previously advised interests in the oil and gas sector and led the European Association of independent Winegrowers.
Expanding the Market for Hemp Building Materials and Machinery
Paolo Ronchetti is the director of TecnoCanapa Bioedilizia, formerly Equilibrium which is now part of the Senini Group. He will give an update on the developments using their blocks and spray technologies.
The Activities of the Ecole Nationale de Chanvre
Max is a Hemp Construction Educator at Ecole Nationale de Chanvre. Committed to an eco-construction approach, the National Hemp School supports building professionals in the energy transition.
Dhiraj K. Shah
Hempcrete at High Altitude
Dhiraj Shah is the founder with his wife Nivedita Bansal of Shah Hemp Inno-Ventures SHIV based in Nepal. They have established processing of wild hemp grown in the Himalayas to be used in construction projects in regions of extreme heat or high altitude and are also creating textile products from the fibres.
Creating the US Hemp Standards for Hemp Building
Jacob Waddell is the President/Founder of the Hemp Building Institute (HBI), the former Executive Director of the US Hemp Building Foundation(USHBF) and the former President and Executive Director of the US Hemp Building Association(USHBA).
A 12 Storey Hemp Block Hotel in Cape Town South Africa
Architect Oliver Wolf, who designed many projects in South Africa including Tony Budden’s house, Mama Mickey’s soup kitchen and a hotel project in Cape Town, South Africa, will talk about materials that went into the building that he helped deveolp with Afrimat.
Damien Baumer Ereasy
FRANCE. Artisan hempcrete applications, materials supplies and Hemp spraying technology supply. Damien has developed hempcrete block systems and this hempcrete spraying technology with both specific binder and application technology.
ITALY. Paolo Ronchetti and his team have developed hempcrete building materials and systems for many years, including this hempcrete spray machinery. It has been used on dozens of projects across Italy.
FRANCE. Euromair have been associated with the IHBA for many years. Their development of hemp spraying technology has now evolved into two different machines, one spraying batches of material, the other applying a constant flow of materials. Both machines will be demonstrated using St Astier binder at this years symposium.