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About The Earthbuilders' Guild

TEG’s mission is to promote, preserve and expand the building methods of adobe, rammed earth, and compressed earth block construction.  Our organization is dedicated to the betterment and advancement of earthen construction of homes and commercial buildings, including the preservation and restoration of existing buildings.

 

The commitment of people in this industry stretches across family traditions, community heritage, meaningful work, environmental concerns, and the joy of working with the earth.  We want to ensure that we continue to make history through our building processes while improving them to create safe, comfortable, long-lasting structures.

Announcements

TEG Tour - Saturday, March 30, 2024

Join us!  The Earthbuilders' Guild will be touring Albuquerque Joinery's current adobe home build.  An email RSVP is required (theearthbuildersguild@gmail.com).  Free to TEG members, but a pre-paid donation of $10 is required for non-members (payment request will be sent to you via PayPal).  First come, first serve.  Details will be sent to you once you have RSVP'd and paid. 
Next Board Meeting

 

The Earthbuilders’ Guild’s next Board meeting will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2024 in Albuquerque.  If you would like to attend the Board meeting in person or by Zoom contact Pat at the earthbuildersguild@gmail.com.

Code Activities

The Earthbuilders' Guild - New Mexico Earthen Code Survey

Do you design, build or repair structures covered by New Mexico’s Earthen Building Materials Building Code? The Earthbuilders' Guild invites feedback from builders, contractors, and design professionals related to building regulation for earthen construction in New Mexico. Your responses will help The Earthbuilders' Guild inform discussions with regulators and prioritize Code Committee activities.

Link to survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5eAYtzWt2F82p5bjvyKgRUeZdkVCHZDxvoiv1L_vpdVP94w/viewform

TEG Certifications

 

The Next TEG Adobe Proficiency and Adobe Fundamentals Certification examinations will be held in the Fall of 2023.  For questions please email us: theearthbuildersguild@gmail.com.  For complete information about the Adobe Proficiency Certification click on "Get Involved" button above.

Adobe Proficiency Certification Application

 

form.jotform.com/72193233771355

Adobe Fundamentals Certificate Application

 

form.jotform.com/220612852894359

Classes

Santa Fe Community College

Spring 2024

ADOB 114 - Floor Design and Construction
Dates: 01/16-03/09/2024 
Format: Online
Instructor: Kurt Gardella

ADOB 116 - Roof Design and Construction
Dates: 01/16-03/09/2024 
Format: Online
Instructor: Kurt Gardella

ADOB 115 - Finish Practices
Dates: 3/11 to 5/11/2024 (class meets in person March 23, March 24, April 20 and April 21, 2024) 
Format: Blended (50% online + 50% field work) 
Instructors: Kurt Gardella & Issac Logsdon

ADOB 118 - Preservation Practices
Dates: 3/11 to 5/11/2024 (class meets in person April 6, April 7, May 4 and May 5, 2024) 
Format: Blended (50% online + 50% field work) 
Instructors: Kurt Gardella & Issac Logsdon

View the full Spring 2024 online schedule here: https://sfccssb.sfcc.edu/PROD/pw_pub_sched.p_listthislist?term_in=202330&subj_in=ADOB
Begin the registration process here: https://www.sfcc.edu/new-student-checklist/
Full details the Adobe Construction Program at SFCC can be found at: https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/adobe-construction/

Adobe in Action

 

Roofs for Adobe Structures
Dates: August 14 to Sept. 24, 2023
Format: Online (6 Weeks) | Workload: 6-8 hours/week
Credits: 3 | Fee: $350

Interior and Exterior Plastering
Dates: September 25 to Nov. 5, 2023
Format: Online (6 Weeks) | Workload: 6-8 hours/week
Credits: 3 | Fee: $350

Floors for Adobe Structures
Dates: November 6 to Dec. 17, 2023
Format: Online (6 Weeks) | Workload: 6-8 hours/week
Credits: 3 | Fee: $350

adobeinaction.org

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Questions or concerns?  Please contact
Pat 575-644-8099 or email theearthbuildersguild@gmail.com

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