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 Sergiy discovered building with Hemp while working in Switzerland. He has gone on to start establishing Hemp construction in Ukraine with several projects including Stone and Hemp Building and renovating old structures. He has developed his own Dome frame system for Hempcrete Domes and has recently built the first mobile Hemp Tiny Home in Baha California, Mexico which he will be presenting on.
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 is an artist that transposes his talent in the useful and the functional with professionalism and organization. He assembles raw material to make an effective product technically and a work reflecting the purity of its ingredients. Hemp ambassador, biomaterial specialist, designer, visionary, builder, freedom fighter, talented for communication. His experience is from the ground. Specialized in hempcrete and lime plaster since 2005, his activities are motivated by art, love, ecology, solidarity and innovations. He practices so architecture testifies of our culture, our values.
Valerie Bline New Yorker and longtime IHBA member, she has been promoting the concept of Hemp building in her adapted home of Canada, both in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Is. She has developed several plans for further ideals which she will enlighten us on at the Symposium.
Terry Radford is the director of Just BioFiber Structural Solutions Corp. based in Alberta, Canada the company has developed a sustainable high performance building construction system with Hemp that has major advantages in construction simplicity, structural strength and energy savings for building owners and operators.
Donald J. Gauthier Born in Montréal and still living in Canada, Gauthier had formerly worked in the Steel Industry before it closed. Since 1999, he has worked diligently, patiently, and tirelessly regarding industrial Hemp to help move the Canadian national and local economy toward a more carbohydrate centered driven entity.
Emily Peyton a former candidate for Governor of Vermont and currently with Hempfully Green Healing House.
Joseph Cincotta is a Principal Architect with LineSync Architecture in Wilmington VT, which has focused on green and sustainable architecture in public and private environments since 1988. He believes that “green design” has long been rooted in yankee frugality and common sense. Through a consistent practice of designing, Joseph has been able to offer naturally green solutions to the greatest number of clients. He has lectured extensively on the topic and has taught Sustainable Design at Marlboro College, Keene State and Southern Vermont College.
Laurent Goudet has pioneered the spraying of Hempcrete in France. For 18 years he has been developing his machinery to be the fastest method of application currently available.