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Community governance in urban administration project

Follow the activity of the Practical Answers South Asia office in Sri Lanka (http://www.janathakshan.com), working with the very poorest people.

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2011

Finishes: technical brief

This technical brief discusses some of the recommended finishes adopted by Practical Action at its pilot construction sites and are cost effective and eco-friendly finishing options.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Foundations using dry rubble packing technology: technical brief

Dry rubble packing can be used for constructing foundations on good soil which has a high bearing capacity. This technical brief describes this technology in detail.

Practical Action Sri Lanak, Published on 2015

How to identify building defects

This presentation provides some guidelines to identify building defects in construction industry.

Pullenayagam, V., Published on 2015

How to Protect Bamboo Buildings from Rat Infestation

This technical brief looks at the three most likely areas for rats to build nests, and suggests improvements in their construction which should reduce the chances of infestation and allow for...

Jules Janssen, Published by Appropriate Technology on 1981

Quality assurance checklist (2) for house construction in disaster prone areas for building contractors.

This document is intended mostly to help building contractors and site supervisors to maintain reliable standards in order to ensure that the final product would be of durable quality. It is hoped...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Quality assurance checklist (3) - house maintenance in resettlements for house owners and occupants.

This document is intended to provide basic guidelines to occupants of houses that have been constructed in new resettlements in Sri Lanka. However, the information can also be used in maintaining...

practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Quality assurance guidelines for building construction

This document is intended to assist building workers (carpenters, masons etc…) in maintaining reliable standards in carrying out their respective work on a construction site.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Technology options & costings: technical brief

This technical brief offers a selection of cost-effective,environmentally friendly, disaster resistant, alternative housing technology options and features.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Walls: stabilised soil in-situ formed walling: technical brief

Walls constructed using this technology has proven to be stronger than the traditional 9” brick walls and more comfortable as the soil wall acts as an insulator. This technology has been adopted by...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

தொழில் நுட்ப தீர்வுகளும் பெறுமானங்களும்

This technical brief offers a selection of cost-effective,environmentally friendly, disaster resistant, alternative housing technology options and features.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

பெருங்கற்கள்(செதுக்காத) பாவித்து அத்திபாரம் அமைத்தல்

Dry rubble packing can be used for constructing foundations on good soil which has a high bearing capacity. This technical brief describes this technology in detail.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

முடிவுறுத்தல்கள்

This technical brief discusses some of the recommended finishes adopted by Practical Action at its pilot construction sites and are cost effective and eco-friendly finishing options.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

வீடமைப்பு நிர்மாணத்தில் தரம் உறுதிப்பாடு- சரிபார்த்தற் பட்டியல்

This document is intended to assist building workers (carpenters, masons etc…) in maintaining reliable standards in carrying out their respective work on a construction site.

Practical Action, Published on 2015

කළුගල් අඩුක්කර අත්තිවාරම් බැදීමේ තාක්ෂණය : තාක්ෂණික විස්තරය

Dry rubble packing can be used for constructing foundations on good soil which has a high bearing capacity. This technical brief describes this technology in detail.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

ගෘහ නිර්මාණය සඳහා තත්ව පාලන මාර්ගෝපදේශ: සැකසුම් උපදෙස්

This document is intended to assist building workers (carpenters, masons etc…) in maintaining reliable standards in carrying out their respective work on a construction site.heavy rains, high speed...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

තාක්ෂණික විකල්ප හා වැය : තාක්ෂණික විස්තරය

This technical brief offers a selection of cost-effective,environmentally friendly, disaster resistant, alternative housing technology options and features.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

නිමාව:තාක්ෂණික විස්තරය

This technical brief discusses some of the recommended finishes adopted by Practical Action at its pilot construction sites and are cost effective and eco-friendly finishing options.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

පදම්කළ පස් භාවිතයෙන් බිත්ති බැදීම : තාක්ෂණික විස්තරය

Walls constructed using this technology has proven to be stronger than the traditional 9” brick walls and more comfortable as the soil wall acts as an insulator. This technology has been adopted by...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

 

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