Category: Cost Effective Construction Techniques

Large per cent of the population of India is residing in temporary houses of mud, bamboo, thatched or erected from waste products in a very crude form. The temporary houses (Jhuggi) are not only unsafe
but unhygenic to live in. Government of India and all state governments in India are aware of this massive problem and hence have established housing boards for development of housing sites and mass
construction of houses.

Category: Cost Effective Construction Techniques Cost Effective Construction Techniques

Extensive research and development works have been taken place at various research centres to use local materials, waste materials and prefabricated structural components to reduce the cost of construction. Some of the improved cost effective technology are listed below: 1. Foundation: Under reamed piles for foundations have been developed for housing in black cotton soil area. 2. Damp Proof Courses:

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Category: Cost Effective Construction Techniques Approach to Cost Effective Mass Housing Schemes

The following steps are required to solve accute shortage of reasonable low cost houses: 1. Development of Sites: Government and government agencies should identify suitable sites for developing sites for low cost houses. The sites should be provided with water supply, sanitation, roads, street lighting and public transport facility. The area should be provided with shopping, education and health services

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Category: Cost Effective Construction Techniques Minimum Standards

It is obvious that cost of construction is directly proportional to the area covered. In low cost housing economy in the construction is a vital factor, but one should not lose sight of the fact that any economies effected are not worth, if the minimum requirements of basic physical comfort in the dwellings are not met. In order to meet these twin requirements

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