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Natural Building Conference & AGM 2013

  • 16 Mar 2013
  • 9:30 AM
  • 17 Mar 2013
  • 4:00 PM
  • Camp Kawartha, Lakefield ON

Registration

  • AGM Meeting Sunday morning only (no meals)
  • Saturday (1 day only) with lunch & snacks
  • Saturday (1 day only) with lunch & snacks
  • Sunday (1 day only) with lunch & snacks
  • Sunday (1 day only) with lunch & snacks
  • Saturday with lunch, dinner & snacks
  • Saturday with lunch, dinner & snacks
  • 2 Nights Accommodation (Friday and Saturday), 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner & snacks.
  • 2 nights accommodation (Friday and Saturday), 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner & snacks
  • Weekend rate for board members
  • 1 night accommodation, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner & snacks
  • 1 night accommodation, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner & snacks
  • Children under 16 years of age attending conference with a member or non-member parent. NOTE: THERE IS NO CHILD CARE AVAILABLE ON SITE, PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN CHILDREN AND MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE IMMEDIATE CONFERENCE AREA IF CHILDREN ARE BEING TOO DISRUPTIVE.

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Natural Building Conference AGM 2013 


We invite you to join us for two days of Natural Building professional development. We are incredibly excited to be able to include the NBNE (Natural Builders North East - based in the New York, New Jersey & New England areas of the USA) into our event this year. Several members will be driving up and sharing their knowledge and expertise with us.


We look forward to exploring with you the current trends and issues in various natural building systems including wood, earth and straw biofibre. This year the entire weekend will be presentations and round table discussions on a variety of topics of interest to builders and potential owner-builders or DIY renovators. 


Saturday night will provide an opportunity for social networking, while the AGM meeting of members will take place on Sunday morning. 

Accommodation is available and super delicious & healthy meals are included. (Most food sensitivities can be accommodated)

Location
Camp Kawartha  / Outdoor Education Centre
1010 Birchview Road
Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
Directions and map: http://www.campkawartha.ca/contactus/directions.php

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Schedule

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Saturday

10 am        Natural Building For a Better Tomorrow Introduction with Tina Therrien

10:30 am   Straw Bale Building For North Eastern Climates with Frank Tettemer & Jacob Deva Racusin (NBNE)
A slideshow of homes and details, from Ontario and the North Eastern States, to kick off the discussion of building details for a cold, moist climate. Beyond LEED and PassivHaus, we stretch the limits of natural building materials to achieve comfort coziness, and minimize the use of petrochemicals, concrete and steel.  A collaborative presentation, with a mix of Canuck and New England wise cracks!
1:30 pm    Natural Building Retrofitting Panel with Mike Jones, David Lanfear, Melinda Zytaruk and Ingrid Cryns
Four 15 minute presentations on divergent experiences of retrofitting buildings with a unique emphasis on natural building methods, including detailing problems, solutions, client challenges and more.  With a lengthy question and Answer period afterwards, bring your notepads, insights or other questions you might be concerned or curious about – or email them to us in advance to include in our presentations or to start our Q & A with time to prepare responses! Hosted by OSBBC Board Member VP, Ingrid Cryns (send comments to ingrid@somaearth.com)

3:30 pm    Break Out Sessions
Send us your suggestions in advance, or decide at lunch on Saturday.  Subjects can range from Climate Change & Natural Building, to Pole Framing Details, or Natural Building in Third World Countries..... (send suggestions to ingrid@somaearth.com)
7:30 pm   Slide Show of Recent Natural & Bale Buildings
8:30 pm   Social Networking Party Saturday Night

              Sunday

              9:00 am   Moisture Management Lessons with Maria Klemperer-Johnson (from NBNE)

              Most of us are well aware of the do’s and don'ts of moisture management and weatherization, but sometimes we're tempted to take shortcuts, or push the envelope with some untried or poorly thought-out detail.  This presentation on the failures of certain details will give graphic proof of what can go wrong, and how quickly it can happen.  After this presentation, the thought of eliminating an overhang or a kickout diverter will never cross your mind without a violently visceral response!


              11:00 am   Annual General Meeting 
              1:00 pm   Fun-draising Raffle
              1:30 pm   Rammed Earth with James Blackman and Tim Krahn

              This talk will highlight a summary of rammed earth building and current research and development, including the selection of materials utilized in the process. Formwork and logistical challenges with a review of lessons learned from past projects will give the audience a basis for understanding the current state of rammed earth building.  A discussion of the actual thermal performance of a new rammed earth home with a review of pre construction energy modeling, as built parameters, and sharing of actual first winter heating energy requirements.  It will include a discussion about the obstacles to making rammed earth and natural building accessible to a broader audience and some ideas on how to move beyond these limitations. 


              2:30 pm   Break Out Sessions
              Send us your suggestions in advance, or decide at lunch on Sunday.  Subjects can range from Climate Change & Natural Building, to Pole Framing Details, or Natural Building in Third World Countries..... (send suggestions to ingrid@somaearth.com)

              3:30 pm   Closing Remarks

              4:00 END

              PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER 12:00 NOON WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE MEALS, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN MEALS.


              Registration

              To obtain member pricing, either sign up as a new member (starts at $20) or log in as an existing member with your email address and password using the two boxes at the top of every page at www.osbbc.ca


              Display Tables

              There will be opportunity for free display tables (2’ – 4’ space only) for our Professional Members as well as presentation boards of current work to display.


              Also, if you have a current straw bale or natural building you would like to show in our slide show, please send 2 – 5 pictures to Frank Tettemer by March 1 Deadline at frank@livingsol.com

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