#1 OC April Course Preparation – CEB Experimenting new mixes

Here, in Montemor-o-Novo, it was an intense weekend. We received our 3 volunteers to start producing Compressed Earth Blocks stabilized or not, with different mixes. We worked with 7 different recipes, mixing clay, small stones, Natural Hydraulic Lime, ashes and cement. We will take the bricks to the closest University to test load and water resistance in 3 weeks. Right now, some of the batches are being cured in an humid environment, covered with plastic and getting sprayed with water everyday. We would like to thank the dedication of our volunteers André, Pedro and Richard, as well as to Duarte for the laboratory procedures assistance.

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