From the 26th of March we will start again with a new MOOC, Biobased Building! This is the fourth biobased economy MOOC, developed by the Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy. What are the newest biobased materials for building or renovating houses? And what are the properties of building materials such as bamboo or straw? In this free online course you will learn everything about biobased building and you will get started with your own tiny biobased house.
The online modules consist of video instructions, interesting literature, assignments, quizzes and discussions with other participants. This MOOC has been specially developed for HBO students of Architecture and for young professionals. You can complete the course in a maximum of 28 hours and receive a certificate after a good assessment. In a short time you have mastered the basics of biobased building!
Design your biobased house
The MOOC consists of the following themes: Introduction – Wood – Bamboo – Straw and Reed – Hempcrete- Bio composite – Hemp and Flax – Mycelium. Your assignment is to design a holiday home, tiny house or a cabin with only biobased materials. You learn to use the different materials in the roof, the facade, the floor, in fact in all parts of the house.
We are all on the verge of a transition to a world in which we want and need to be less dependent on fossil raw materials. In the transition to this world, we aim for an economy that runs on biomass as a raw material. In order to take a good step in the direction of biobased life, biobased construction is very important.
This MOOC was developed in the context of the Interreg Flanders-Netherlands project Boundless Biobased Education.