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Construction

The need for shelter is a fundamental necessity. Adequate planning, design and construction methods are key. Matters to consider include optimum use of local labour, using locally produced building materials, and construction techniques that are affordable, manageable and of best interest to the local community.

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Building Design

Appropriate design and construction of buildings can provide affordable...

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Cements and Binders

We will look at some alternatives to Portland cement, the most widely...

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Clay Bricks

Fired clay bricks and tiles are a resilient material to build with, but...

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Construction - General Documents

General information relating construction, Shelter and urban planning.

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Earth Construction

Natural earth soils, such as clay and mud, provide good low-cost...

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Roofing and Flooring

There are many options of tile that provide an affordable alternative to...

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Stone Construction

Stone is a traditional building material that is used in many...

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