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Rowland Keable


Rowland Keable began building earth structures in Sierra Leone in 1985 and has extensive experience of working across Africa and the UK.


Rowland is the tutor on our Building with Rammed Earth course.

After publishing Rammed Earth Structures: A Code of Practice, Rowland worked towards its adoption as a Standard, first in Zimbabwe between 1995-98, and then across the SADC region where rammed earth now has a national standard in 15 countries. 

Since returning to the UK, Rowland has worked for a diversity of public and private clients including The Eden Project, Channel 4 (Big Brother), East Sussex County Council and CAT. 
Rowland has also published Rammed Earth Design and Construction Guideline, published by the BRE and now the basis for both a BREEAM A+ rating and an entry in the National Building Specification for rammed earth.
Rowland is a founder member and Project Officer of EBUK (Earth Building UK) and is currently working for EBUK on a European Training Standard with 18 organisations in 8 European countries. This will in time allow training in earth building to be recognised across the EU.
He is Director of Rammed Earth Consulting CIC, and is Honorary Associate Professor to the UNESCO Chair on Earthen Architecture.
For more on Rowland and rammed earth please see rammedearthconsulting.com