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South: The Latest Dirt: A Closer Look at One of the New Code Amendments

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Paesanos Lincoln Heights, 555 E. Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209
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LUNCHEON: The Latest Dirt - A Closer Look at a New Code Amendment
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018

Paesanos Lincoln Heights
555 E. Basse Road, San Antonio 78209

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

About this Event

In San Antonio, the Earthen Construction Initiative, Alternivest, Modern Earth Construction, and others are reintroducing age old earthen construction techniques to the community, but are coupling them with innovate new strategies. Earthen buildings are more efficient, have a smaller carbon footprint, are resilient and have many other benefits. 

This spring, the San Antonio City Council voted unanimously to approve the adoption of the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) Building-related, Fire and Property Maintenance codes and corresponding local amendments. Included was language relating to the use of earthen materials in building construction. This makes San Antonio the first U.S. municipality to adopt IBC-based code amendments related to earthen construction. Join us for a discussion about what these new codes mean for green building in San Antonio and for a unique networking opportunity with local earthen construction practitioners and experts.

Speaker, Stephen Colley:

San Antonio architect, Stephen Colley is currently President of the Earthen Construction Initiative. He was the Program Manager in developing courses in sustainability at Palo Alto College and the Green Building Coordinator for Build San Antonio Green from 2002-2009 where he developed the family of green building programs related to residential construction. 

Build San Antonio Green was recognized by the National Association of Homebuilders as the Green Building Program of the Year (2009). 

He is also co-author of the Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting for the Texas Water Development Board (3rd edition), and is a former chair of the San Antonio Chapter of the AIA Committee on the Environment.



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