872007 Mudbrick building

Exercise course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Construction with loam has a long lasting tradition. Loam is known as the most sustainable buildingmaterial. Loam is available almost everywere, but the composition and the properties are quite variable.
In the frame of the course an introduction into the secrets of clay and clayminerals will be provided.
How does different components influence the properties of loam?
Which product can be uses as a building material?
Different traditional and also modern technologies will be shown and practiced during the course.


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students will be able to describe and define what is loam an how it originated.
They can investigate different materials and find out, if a loam can be used as buildingmaterial.
Students will be able to select suitable clays and can use them as building material.
They will know traditional and modern technologies and are able to apply them.
The participants will be able to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of loam.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.