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News from Australian Hemp Masonry Company

Upcoming Hemp Construction Workshops
8,15 & 22 Aug Online Hemp Construction Theory Sessions – Trainer Klara Marosszeky
3, 10 & 17 Oct Online Hemp Construction Theory Sessions – Trainer Klara Marosszeky
6 July  Hemp Building Practical Dungog, NSW – Trainer Shane Hannan
7 Sept Hemp Building Practical Marrickville, NSW – Trainer Ricky
7 Sept Hemp Building Practical Cressy TAS  Trainer Ben Convery
9 Nov  Hemp Building Practical Cressy TAS Trainer Ben Convery
For more information and to check for any additional dates and locations please check our website at  Once you choose the workshop you’re interested in attending, you can also register to attend the workshops on the same link. 
Requiring tailored training for your design company?  Please get in touch with us on
The theory training runs over 3 sessions on 3 consecutive Thursday evenings from 7 – 9pm.
The practicals are held on Saturdays starting at 8am and running through to 3.30-4pm. (Morning, afternoon tea and lunch provided.) Wherever possible it is better to complete the theory sessions before attending a practical.
Participants will receive Certificates of Completion for both the theory and for the practical training.
Update on research at UTS
After collecting thermal, acoustic and indoor air quality data on our 3 hemp mini-builds and our brick veneer control build at  UTS’s Tech Lab over the summer, we’re installing the data loggers again to see how they will  perform over the Sydney winter.  In the meantime, given the footprint of lime production, R & D is ongoing into investigating further low carbon binder options, to find a balance between minimising the amount of lime we’re using and retaining the performance benefits the lime gives to a hempcrete mix. 
UTAS Forestry Building Refurbishment
In other news the major project to refurbish UTAS’s Forestry Building on their Hobart Campus with hemp, is due to commence in a few weeks. A long time in the planning, the lead on this install will be Shane Hannan with the Hannan Build crew (from Dungog NSW) as well as a few experienced installers from Tasmania. Shane is one of Australia’s most experienced hemp builders who is recognised for the beautiful feature walls he’s installed, especially throughout the Hunter Valley.  The build will involve creating multiple circular teaching and learning spaces.