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Engineering Outside the Box


06 February 2013
Location: Toronto - July 27, 2012
Provider: Endeavour Centre

Bruce King and John Straube have both been seminal figures in the testing and codification of natural building materials in a modern context.

Based in California, Bruce King has headed the Ecological Building Network for many years, providing much of essential testing work that has been done on straw bale and earthen building systems, and operating his own design firm.

Based in Waterloo, John Straube’s work at the University of Waterloo and with has advanced our understanding of building performance and in particular moisture movement in building enclosures.

Together they will present a three-part seminar examining why and how to select, design and use natural building materials in a modern context:

  • Alternative Materials & Systems – The state of the art
  • Getting it Permitted – Alternative building materials and the codes
  • Integrative Design – The art of cat herding

If you’ve been curious about natural building systems, there is no better opportunity to learn from the experts!

DATE: Friday, July 27, 2012

TIME: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LOCATION: The “Pit”, Ryerson University, 325 Church Street, Toronto


Download the seminar outlines


Contact Chris Magwood, Endeavour Centre, or call 705-957-3282