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Villagers Products and Equipment From The CVBT

 

 

 

ฟุตบาท

Paving Slab

อุปกรณ์

Equipment

กระเบื้องศิลาเพรช

Interlocking Compressed Earth Block

กระเบื้องศิลาเพรช
Concrete Roof Tiles
ขอบคัน

Curbing Edging

บล๊อกโค้ง

Curved Interlocking Concrete Water-Tank Block

Equipment

Price Charts
Winged Ridge Equipment Set for Pantile
Winged Ridge Equipment Set for Roman II
Winged Ridge Equipment Set for Semi Sheet
Full List of Equipment and Prices
The following equipment are in highest demand for production; several are described in further detail below. BP6 Block Press CT2 Compression Tester PP1 Pocket Penetrometer See how to use a penetrometer. SP3 Soil Pulverizer Curing Chamber TarpSoeng Thai Interlocking Compressed Earth Block Press Model BP6 Produces 9 block variations Block size 30 x 15 x 10 cm Four people can produce 300 blocks per day Six-point block height adjustment: fine threads ensure accurate adjustment Joints use greasible bronze budhings that can be replaced when worn Can be taken apart for maintenance and repair Price: $1640

Block Press

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Buildings

Shop and Guard House

ARLDF Shop House and Guard House Meruk Lemredup, Aceh Besar, Indonesia

Location: Meruk Lemredup, Aceh Besar, Indonesia

Owner: Asian Rural Life Development Foundation

Builder:

Architect: Berhanuden

Completed: 2009

AutoCAD Plans

Plans in pdf format

Floor Plan Elevation 1 Elevation 2 Elevation 3 Elevation 4 First Block Course Section A Section B Section C Section D

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Technologies

Since 1991, the CVBT has been using, researching, developing and promoting small-scale building material manufacturing technologies as a means to create new employment for villagers.

Interlocking Compressed Earth Blocks Ornamental Paving Slabs Roofing Tiles Rice Husk Ash Cement Research and Development

The CVBT designs tools, technologies and products for small-scale production and testing of building materials. The CVBT has developed several appropriate technologies to help villagers easily make quality products. A very simple one is the plastic measuring bucket. Fabricated from PVC pipe it has a relatively small mouth compared to its tall height. This makes for small error in measuring raw materials (sand, stone, and soil) for making products. The CVBT is world famous for its “winged ridge” system for concrete roof tiles. It makes an eye-pleasing finish to a roof. The CVBT maintains a small workshop and has computer and manual design facilities.

Technologies

Interlocking Compressed Earth Blocks

Ornamental Paving Slabs

Roofing Tiles

Rice Husk Ash Cement

Solar High-Humidity Curing of Concrete Products

Article on High Humidity Curing by Geoffrey Wheeler

MicroConcrete Roof Tiles

Technical Brief on MCR (Microconcrete Roof Tile) Production

Interns


Intern Photo Gallery

    We like interns to gain some good work-life experience, build some confidence in applying their education, gain some appreciation for village life and a different culture and accomplish something useful for villagers and the CVBT. We want their time at the CVBT to be positive and pleasant for them and the villagers they work and live with.

 

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Training Courses

Upcoming Courses

Below is our program of seminars for this year. Send an email to cvbt@cvbt-web.org if you wish to apply to attend a seminar.

ORNAMENTAL PAVING SLAB PRODUCTION SEMINAR

9-20 January 2012
Cost: 17,000 baht/team Space Available: 3 teams of 4 people

ACTS – APPROPRIATE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES SEMINAR

24-28 September 2012
Cost: 10,000 baht/person Space Available: 10 people
This will focus on basic production and use of Interlocking Compressed Earth Blocks, Concrete Roof Tiles, and Ornamental Concrete Paving Slabs.

INTERLOCKING COMPRESSED EARTH BLOCK CONSTRUCTION SEMINAR

16 - 20 July 2012
Cost: 17,000 baht/team Space Available: 2 teams of 4 people The construction project will be a dry composting toilet.

ORNAMENTAL PAVING SLAB ENTERPRISE FEASIBILITY STUDY SEMINAR

4 - 5 December 2012
Cost: 1,200 baht/person Space Available: 18 people This includes doing marketing surveys, production cost calculation, break even point and payback period analysis.

RAIN WATER HARVESTING SEMINAR (CURVED INTERLOCKING CONCRETE BLOCK PRODUCTION AND SELF-FLUSHING DOWNSPOUT USE).

6-7 December
Cost: 6,000 baht/person Space Available: 4 people These blocks are used for building rain water storage tanks.

The CVBT offers training in appropriate building material production. Small scale production can help to create new jobs locally: that is the main mission of the CVBT.

Course Content  All production courses cover raw material selection and preparation, mix design and mixing, forming, curing, quality control, and equipment maintenance. We believe in learning by doing. Courses are hand-on with some analysis and book work. Students can expect to be dirty and tired at the end of a day's training. Quality control is a part of all training. Simple methods (many developed at the CVBT) are used to assure an accurate mix and an accurately formed product. A gender awareness module is part of every training.

Standard Courses  These standard courses are offered on demand at the CVBT. Most courses need a minimum of three students. Students are recommended to have a high school education.

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