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Arches technology: technical brief

Arches are a common feature in houses today. It is a technology which has been in use for hundreds of years and has withstood the test of time as evidenced by the numerous arches seen in ancient...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Eco park

This is an engineering drawing of Eco park.

Practical Action, Published on 2015

Edificios Escolares En Países En Desarrollo

La edificación de escuelas es un área importante de la actividad de construcción en muchos países en vías de desarrollo. La construcción escuelas se puede organizar con programas gubernamentales o...

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2013

Filler slab technology

Filler slabs, consume less concrete and steel as compared to conventional RCC (Reinforced Cement Concrete) slabs, due to the use of less-heavy, low-cost filler material such as rejected cali-cut...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2011

Flood Resistant Housing

Bangladesh has regular floods putting people at risk. This brief describes some flood resistant housing options.

Neil Noble;Dipok Chandra Roy, Published on 2010

Houses with Accessibility

Issues to address when constructing accessible houses.

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2006

Maasai housing project

Intermediate Technology's Maasai Housing Project in Kajiado is a community-based project, working, in collaboration with other agencies, with women in a rapidly sedentarising pastoral area to help...

Plactic Recyclers SACCO Ltd, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 1990

Nashetu-E-Maa; Building in Partnership with the Maasai

This is the story of work by Practical Action on imporoving the housing of Maasai after permanent settlement.

Lucky Lowe, Published on 1999

Planning Schools in Developing Countries

There are many issues you need to consider when planning to set up a school or other institutional building project in a developing country.

Harriet Stone, Published on 2009

Rat trap bond Technology

The rat-trap bond technology has been developed by Architect Laurie Baker with the HABITAT Resource Centre in India and is a result of its experimentations in cost-effective housing technologies...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2011

Roofing options - ferro cement shelving: technical brief

Ferro cement shelves can be used in place of timber shelving. This is a more cost effective and eco-friendly option as it reduces the use of timber. This technical brief describes the technology of...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Roofing options - timber ‘I’ channels: technical brief

This technical brief describes the technology of Timber "I" channels

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Roofing Options: Filler Slabs

Filler slabs, consume less concrete and steel as compared to conventional slabs, due to the use of less-heavy, low-cost filler material such as rejected Calicut tiles, clay pots and broken pieces...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

School Buildings in Developing Countries

Building schools is a significant area of construction activity in many developing countries. This document explains some issues relating to planning and construction at low cost.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2009

Temporary Shelter for Tsunami Victims

A temporary shelter for displaced people, using a timber frame, with GI sheets as the roofing material and plastic sheet for wall cladding.

Practical Action;Centre for Housing Planning and Building, Published by Practical Action on 2004

The Construction of the Timberless House Model

A step by step guide to constructing domed timberless buildings with photographs and technical drawings.

Yousef Hasan Adern;Ali Alzubair, Published by Practical Action on 2009

Walls using the ‘rat-trap bond’ technology: technical brief

The rat-trap bond technology has been developed by Architect Laurie Baker with the HABITAT Resource Centre in India and is a result of its experimentations in cost-effective housing technologies...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

دليل بناء المنزل القبوي من الطين

دليل خطوة بخطوة للمباني القبوية الخالية من الأخشاب، يحتوي على صور ورسوم فنية

Yousef Hasan Adern;Ali Alzubair, Published by Practical Action on 2009

கூரைத் தெரிவுகள் மரத்தினாலான 1 சனல்

This technical brief describes the technology of Timber "I" channels.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

கூரைத்தெரிவுகள் நிரப்புத்தட்டுகள்

Filler slabs, consume less concrete and steel as compared to conventional slabs, due to the use of less-heavy, low-cost filler material such as rejected Calicut tiles, clay pots and broken pieces...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

 

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