EXPERTERRA

TO USE EARTH IN CONTEMPORARY BUILDING PROJECTS IS CHALLENGING.

OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE IT EASY. WE GIVE ADVISORY SERVICES TO ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING OFFICES AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS.

WE GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE ENTIRE PROCESS,  FROM THE DESIGN TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE.

EXPERTERRA is a global multidisciplinary network of highly skilled earthen design and construction specialists.

Earthen Design and Construction Consultants

Together, we offer a complete range of consultancy services in order to help you build efficient and sustainable buildings using earth from the design phase to the construction site. 

Earth is a complex material, but we can make building with earth an easy task that will bring various benefits to the building process and to the building performance. 

Services

ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL EARTH USE POTENTIAL

We test earth from your project’s construction site and define the most suitable building techniques

EARTHEN MATERIAL FORMULATION

We design the best performing mixture to use your local site earth and get the best material

DESIGN AND TECHNICAL DETAILS SUPPORT 

We work together with architects, structural and building performance engineers

PRODUCTION LINE IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT

We help you create the most efficient production line of earthen building materials

ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON OF CONTRACTORS’ OFFERS

We write the Special Technical specifications for contractors and compare their offers

WORKSITE SUPERVISION +

ACCEPTANCE OF COMPLETED WORK 

We supervise the construction and we test and inspect earthen building elements for the final acceptance

Contact us for customized services.

WHY CHOOSE US?

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE

Most earthen architecture consultants are experienced in heritage conservation, but at EXPERTerra we believe that earth is a material of the future, and we will help you benefit from it. All of our experts have a strong background in the building sector, as construction material producers, contractors and architects.

This makes EXPERTerra one of the very few earthen construction consulting companies in the world with a solid experience in contemporary architecture: we’re specialized in adapting earth construction techniques to present-day requirements and building regulations.

EXPERIENCE

We have served a variety of clients, both in Europe and in Middle East, including high profile engineering and architectural firms, building contractors, real estate developers and government agencies. Over the last decade, we gained on-site experience in building with earth and we realised numerous challenging and innovative projects. 

INNOVATION

Earth is a traditional building material but a large number of technological innovation is being developed by professionals of different earthen building techniques. 

We are engaged with advanced research and analysis in order to be able to support innovative projects with the most-up-to-date earthen building technologies.  

OUR CLIENTS

WHY EARTH ?

EARTH IS A HIGH-PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL, THEREFORE WE ENSURE THAT THEIR PROJECTS GET ALL ITS BENEFITS.

LOCALLY AVAILABLE

100% Natural Local Resource

NATURAL HUMIDITY REGULATOR

Earth has the great ability to absorb and release moisture from the indoor air thus stabilizing humidity inside rooms and providing a healthy living environment (prevents mould)

Beckett, Ciancio, Thermal mass and its contribution to thermal comfort in rammed earth structures, 2012

HIGH THERMAL MASS

As a high mass material earth evens out temperature fluctuations by time-delayed releasing of absorbed solar energy thus providing a stable and comfortable internal temperature (passive solar heating)

HERITAGE

Earth means reconnecting with traditional architecture, integrating the project with the natural lndscape and its historical buildings.

VERY LOW CARBON BALANCE 

(about 4 times less than reinforced concrete). Very low Carbon Footprint

HEALTHY AND 100% FREE OF VOCS

Earth is natural, non-toxic and free of Volatile Organic Compounds. It does not cause allergies and it protects against electromagnetic waves.

FULLY REUSABLE 

Unstabilized earth is fully recyclable

LOCAL EMPLOYMENT

Building with earth creates local employment opportunities.