This virtual event will contribute to the continuing development of the architectural professional by providing further mobility and transportability within the field of applying and understanding Construction Technology. Price shown is exclusive of VAT - VAT will be added on Invoice.
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In nearly all hot-arid and temperate climates, earth has always been the most prevalent building material. Even today, one third of the human population resides in earthen houses; in developing countries this figure is more than one half. It has proven impossible to fulfil the immense requirements for shelter in the developing countries with industrial building materials,i.e. brick, concrete and steel, nor with industrialised construction techniques.

Worldwide, no region is endowed with the productive capacity or financial resources needed to satisfy this demand. In the developing countries, requirements for shelter can be met only by using local building materials and relying on do-it-yourself construction techniques. Earth is the most important natural building material, and it is available in most regions of the world.

It is frequently obtained directly from the building site when excavating foundations or basements. In the industrialised countries, careless exploitation of resources and centralised capital combined with energy-intensive production is not only wasteful; it also pollutes the environment and increases unemployment.

Inthese countries, earth is being revived as a building material. Increasingly, people when building homes demand energy- and cost-effective buildings that emphasise a healthy, balanced indoor climate. They are coming to realise that mud, as a natural building material,is superior to industrial building materials such as concrete, brick and lime-sandstone.

Newly developed, advanced earth building techniques demonstrate the value of earth not only in do-it-yourself construction, but also for industrialised construction involving contractors.


• Construction Technology


​The event is available as a pre-recording with a duration of ± 6 hours.You may stop and continue later. On the last day of every month a list of those who have succesfully completed the event will be extracted from the system and CPD certificates genereate - these certificates will be available on the e-Portal with the first two weeks of the next month.

​It is validated for 0.6 CPD Category 1 points for SACAP registered professionals.


Frans Dekker is the Managing Director of SAIAT and since 2008 has been involved in presenting CPD workshops for SAIAT.


SAIAT members R 540.00
Other professionals / Guests R 600.00
Students R50.00
(All inclusive of VAT)

Please note that SAIAT offers a 4-month payment plan. Please select the correct choice on the registration form.​


Please note that SAIAT offers a 4-month payment plan. Please complete the Instalment Agreement and DebiCheck manadate here.