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Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

ICREC 2015


Further information


Our First International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction (ICREC2015) recently hosted by The University of Western Australia from 10 to 13 February 2015 was a major success with participants from 12 countries (Australia, Colorado, California, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, India, China, Uk, France, New Zealand, Italy) and representatives from the research (scientists, professors, students) and industry world (engineers, architects, builders).

We believe we found some answers, or ways to find those answers, but many questions are still open for discussion for the 2nd International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction in 2017 (ICREC2017), whose location is currently under evaluation. 

We would like to extend a special thank you to all the delegates for their contribution to a very productive event.  

ICREC 2015

 To view all of the photographs from the event, visit the Faculty’s Facebook page

Conference Presentations

Chris Beckett [PDF, 829.0 KB]
Updated 18 Feb 2015

The PDF for David Easton is not available.  Please refer to conference proceedings.

Minutes and Considerations for 2017

The conference minutes and some considerations for ICREC2017 are available.  Password is required to access the documentation. 

Gratis PDFs for contributors

Taylor & Francis Group are happy to offer all contributors a gratis pdf of their contribution as published in the proceedings.  If you would like to receive an electronic copy please e-mail Leon Bijnsdorp


Dr Paul Jaquin “It was great to see you all in Perth and talk lots about rammed earth. I felt the conference went really well and we all learned something, and all seem to be pushing rammed earth in the same direction with ideas for collaboration and innovation.”

Prof Charles Augarde “Thanks for great company this week. It has reinvigorated me regarding RE research!”

Prof Nanjunda Rao “I enjoyed my stay in Australia. I cherish the presentations by the experts and delegates and the discussions we had. I appreciate your efforts in organising the event successfully.”

Mr Luke Mahony “Thanks for bringing together such an inspiring group of people”

Draft rammed earth laboratory standards

The draft of the Rammed Earth Laboratory Standard presented for review at ICREC2015 is available for download.  

Please note that this document is a draft and is still open to future changes.

Architecture around Australia

Two French architects, Claire and Germain's video searching for rammed earth architecture around Australia is available for viewing or download.

Call for papers: Earthen construction

Delegates might be interested in sending a contribution to the special issue of the ICE Construction Materials journal. Call for Papers here