UP Straw Events

Scottish Ecological Design Association Seminar: Strawbale Construction

8 February 2018

Eileen Sutherland discussed the UP Straw project at this event, as part of the project’s work on Training of Construction Sector Professionals and Undergraduates.

Speakers:
Eileen Sutherland (The School of Natural Building)
Sam Foster (Sam Foster Architects)
Richard Atkins (Richard Atkins Architects)
Laura Hainey (A+DS: The Materials Library)


The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products: Healthy Buildings Conference

 14 February 2018

 Eileen Sutherland and Barbara Jones introduced UP Straw to delegates at this conference, as part of the project’s work on

Training of Construction Sector Professionals and Undergraduates.

 


Green Architecture Day, University of Brighton

10 March 2018

Eileen Sutherland will be discussing the UP Straw project at this event, as part of the project’s work on Training of Construction Sector Professionals and Undergraduates.

Sustainability at Scale: Size Matters

Size matters and so does what you do with it.

“When you have more than you need build a bigger table not a higher fence” – Unknown

The theme this year is Sustainability at Scale: Size Matters. We will be asking our leading experts if there is any use in our current climate of being a tiny beacon of sustainability or should we be focusing on larger developments.

How this can be possible and where the architectural and design community is heading? How does this translate to a city like Brighton and Hove and what is being done here at home?

This year’s Green Architecture Day promises to be an inspiring day of talks, with stalls and stands, including Meet the Expert and a complimentary light lunch.

There will also be a facilitated plenary panel at the end of the day where we explore participants’ questions. If public speaking does not come naturally you can still ask questions by ballot.


The Big Straw Bale Gathering in Wales, UK

10 to 12 August 2018

Working with our sub partner Strawbale Building UK (SBUK) Barbara Jones will be delivering talks, workshops and hands-on experiences about UP Straw as part of the project’s work on Training of Construction Sector Professionals and Undergraduates.

SBUK are proud to present the inaugural ‘Big Straw Bale Gathering’ – a gathering to discuss and learn straw bale construction and share the latest and best thinking within the industry.

Held at Down To Earth’s beautiful strawbale roundhouse in South Wales. The weekend will feature talks, discussions and hands-on workshops, for all levels, led by the UK’s best natural builders and leading associated professionals. So come down and get excited about building with straw, learn some new techniques or get stuck into the geeky technical stuff.