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Rock&Tools collaborates in Okambuva’s practical workshop on stone construction

Rock&Tools collaborates in Okambuva’s practical workshop on stone construction Featured

On the 17th of December, Okambuva launched their practical stone-construction workshop. This free workshop, offering 15 credits for students of the Bioconstruction Project Management Master’s course (also offered by Okambuva) was a sell-out event, demonstrating the huge interest in this construction technique.

Okambuva is cooperative that works in bioconstruction and construction with natural materials, offering advice, management and implementation services for bioconstruction projects. What’s more, it also provides professional and university training programmes for self-builders.

This training course was led by Nadir Sirera Oriol, an architect and builder specialised in bioclimatic architecture and bioconstruction. Today, Sirera has been working for many years in the restoration and recovery of vernacular architecture.

This workshop, which took place on the weekend of the 17th to the 19th of December, offered greater insight into the essential aspects of dry-stone construction, such as:

  • Pre-positioning of reference elements.
  • Prior preparation of stone pieces for their placement in the construction.
  • Face work and creation of corner and arch pieces.
  • Properties and techniques for laying masonry with clay-earth mortar.
  • Design and development of cyclopean foundations, arches and corners.
  • Importance of the type of cement used according to application.
  • Drying and cleaning times.
  • Practice of different stone-placement systems.
  • Handling large pieces with levers and other means.
  • Splitting stones with drills and expanding wedges.

We at Rock&Tools were delighted to take part in this type of training course, offering resources and tools for dry-stone construction to help these new professionals continue in their learning.

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Last modified on: December 23, 2021

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