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 alternative construction methods . Price shown is exclusive of VAT - VAT will be added on Invoice.
SKU: 2024>026


Although straw has been used for building for millennia—usually combined with other materials such as clay and sand—it seems that it was not until the baling machine was invented in the late 1800s that builders recognised the potential to use blocks of straw as a building material.​

A smattering of straw bale buildings was constructed up to about the 1980s, but the 1980s/1990s marks a substantial revival in straw bale building in many parts of the world, including North America, Europe, and Australia. Now, examples of straw bale buildings include simple domestic dwellings of rather rustic nature, very modern homes, creatively sculptured structures, and commercial buildings, such as wineries. They can be found in both urban and rural environments and, more often than not, their design emphasises other environmentally friendly features such as solar passive heating and the use of other environmentally friendly materials.


• Construction Technology


​The event is available as a pre-recording with a duration of ± 4.5 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 0.7 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 405.00
Other professionals / Guests = R 450.00
Students = R50.00
(All inclusive of VAT)

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