LEHM 2024 – International Conference on Building with Earth

The Dachverband Lehm e. V. (DVL) is the German Association for Building with Earth. Every four years the DVL organises an international conference on building with earth in Germany. After the conferences in 1994, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020, the LEHM 2024 is the ninth such event organised by the Dachverband Lehm e.  V. Each of these events has attracted several hundred participants from around the world.

We are pleased to announce that the LEHM 2024, the 9th international conference on building with earth, will take place from the 27-29 September 2024 in Weimar, the cradle of German Classicism, birthplace of the Bauhaus and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The LEHM 2024 includes the Earth Building Conference with presentations and an accompanying poster session and excursions.

As part of the LEHM 2024, an DVL Earth Building Prize 2024 will be awarded that recognises outstanding academic theses from authors in the field of earth building (to be announced separately by the Dachverband Lehm e.  V.).

For further information, see the reviews of the LEHM 2020, LEHM 2016, LEHM 2012 and LEHM 2008 conferences.

Call for Papers

The Dachverband Lehm e. V. extends an open invitation to all interested professional colleagues to submit thematic relevant contributions and papers for the LEHM 2024 conference as well as for a poster session which will be exhibited parallel to the conference. The theme of the conference programme will include the following subject areas:

  1. Earth building norms and regulations
  2. Current research into building with earth
  3. Earth building education
  4. Sustainability in earth building
  5. Modern earthen building
  6. Earth building in renovation

Candidates wishing to present a paper or poster at the conference should submit a short overview (abstract) of not more than 500 words with title and name of the author. Submissions can be in German or English. On a separate sheet please provide us with your name and full contact details (address, company / organisation, tel / fax, email etc.) as well as a short description of your involvement in building with earth.

Please send your abstract(s) to the following address by 20 November 2023:

Subject: LEHM 2024 Abstract: email dvl at this domain name

Contributions for a 20 minute oral presentation at the conference and for the poster session will be selected by a scientific committee on the basis of the abstracts submitted.

All contributions will be published in the conference proceedings. Contributors will therefore be requested to provide us with the full text of their presentation including figures, tables and illustrations. Please note that contributing authors will need to register for the conference. In preparation for the conference and the proceedings, contributors are requested to observe the deadlines given on the right. Details on submission requirements will be provided with notification of acceptance of your abstract.

Dates and Deadlines – LEHM 2024

30 March 2023
Call for papers

20 November 2023
Closing date for submissions of abstracts for papers or posters. Submissions may be in English or German.

01 March 2024
The authors of the selected contributions will be informed that their contribution for a paper or poster has been accepted. Author guidelines will be provided.

01 July 2024
Closing date for full submissions of the selected papers / posters in German or English

27-28 September 2024
Oral presentation / poster session at the LEHM 2024

29 September 2024
Field trips

Amendments possible.