To advance and promote earthen construction
Earthen construction is an established, mainstream building technology
Join us for our next Members Present! –
“Building with Earthblock”
Tuesday, January 8th at 7:15 pm @ Bolner Conference Room (2nd floor) at the Southwest School of Art – 300 Augusta, SATX 78205.
Join us to watch this 20 minute documentary produced by Kinship Productions, circa 1998.
“Environmental filmmakers Bob and Bonnie Hite have won multiple Emmy and industry awards for their work. When it came time for them to select a building material for their new home in Pagosa Springs, CO, they decided Earthblock took the prize!
This is the story of what led them to building their home with earth block. Perhaps you, too, will feel compelled to investigate alternative building materials like Earthblock and help change our earth by using alternative resources.”
Earthen construction is for everyone.
ECI was founded to make earthen construction building more accessible to the many consumers, professionals, and institutions who seek the most sustainable materials for modern construction.
Earthen Construction News
Unfired earth building materials — rammed earth, adobe, compressed earth block — are a plentiful, structurally robust, and natural alternative to mainstream construction systems. Up to now, they have been more associated with the desert west, where adobe has been used...
Earthen Construction Initiative is establishing a comprehensive set of community and professional resources to advance and promote earthen construction in Texas and beyond.
Click through to see FAQs, Glossary, Photo Galleries, and links to more Resources and Organizations.
Earthen Construction Initiative presents lectures and other educational events for professionals and individuals interested in earthen construction. Stay tuned for information on upcoming classes!
The ECI Board meets the first Tuesday of each month.
ECI Members Present!
Short-format presentation series occurring the first Tuesday of each month, following the ECI Board meeting.
A big thank you to Southwest School of Art for its continued support and use of their facilities. Thank you for your generosity!
With your help, we’ll continue to expand our efforts in outreach, education, and research to help bring earthen construction into the mainstream. We welcome your participation, your ideas, and your support.