Trainees know …
- about loadbearing systems and its specific demands on planning;
- advantages and disadvantages of loadbearing technique
- joints to attached building elements (floor and roof plates, openings) according to loadbearing best practice and rules
- tools and machines used in the straw bale construction sites.
- the possible dangers, safe working practices, accident prevention regulations and security data sheets.
- the specific straw bale problems of the building site organization.
- How to read and implement plans.
- the great importance of good density of the straw bales.
- how to adjust the bales to the required size and shape.
- different compression methods and its characteristics.
- the need to fix the bales and knows the different methods to do it.
- how to fill the gaps between the bales and how to prepare the interior and exterior surface for plastering.
- the timetable linked with the costs.
Trainees can …
- handle the tools and machines which are used in the straw bale construction.
- estimate the dangers linked with it and can avoid it.
- tune the available danger regulations with the other partners (planner, developers, self builders etc.) in a way that the building site is safe.
- apply the different Ioadbearing construction methods and can resize, compress and fix the bales.
- make a time table and organize the work routines.
- do basic carpentry skills to make additional wooden construction aids in order to erect straight walls.
Trainees can …
- agree with all partners in a way that the building site is safe.
- organizes the work on straw bale building site that uses the loadbearing construction method, and integrate with suitable work routines, tools and technologies.
- explain different ways of loadbearing with reference to advantages and disadvantages.
- inspect and select good quality bales for loadbearing construction. Trainee can control the general quality of the bales and realized constructions during the whole building process.