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close this bookJournal of the Network of African Countries on Local Building Materials and Technologies - Volume 1, Number 4 (HABITAT, 1991, 48 p.)
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View the documentForeword
View the documentHousing in Africa, problems, prospects and strategies*
View the documentKenya: Towards the development of a national code of practice for structural masonry - the Kenyan approach*
View the documentNigeria: Research and development in the promotion of standards and specifications for stabilized soil blocks*
View the documentEthiopia: Light-weight concrete made with Ethiopian pumice*
View the documentMauritius: Use of calcarenite blocks in housing construction in Rodrigues*
View the documentGhana: Optimum firing temperature for some clay bricks*
View the documentEthiopia: Construction of mud houses - an alternative to the traditional methods of house construction*
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Contributions to the Journal

This Journal welcomes information or articles on low-cost innovations in building materials technology. Information in the form of technical papers, illustrations, news items and announcements of events can be sent from individuals or institutions in the private or public sector, from within and outside the African region. All correspondence on the Journal should be addressed to the editor: Mr. Kalyan Ray, Research and Development Division, UNCHS (Habitat), P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya.

The views expressed in this Journal do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations. Mention of firm names and commercial products do not imply the endorsement of UNCHS (Habitat). The reprinting of any of the material in this publication is welcome, provided that the source is mentioned and one copy sent to UNCHS (Habitat).

National Network institutions are:

Cyprus Organization of Standards and Control of Quality
Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Department of Civil Engineering
University of Addis Ababa

Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI)
Kumasi University

Housing Research and Development Unit (HRDU)
School of Architecture
University of Nairobi

Department of Civil Engineering
The Polytechnic University of Malawi

Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
University of Malta

School of Industrial Technology
University of Mauritius

Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI)

Faculty of Engineering
Fourah Bay College
University of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

Geological Survey Mines Department
Ministry of Lands and Mines

Building Research Unit (BRU)
United Republic of Tanzania

Ministry of Public Construction and National Housing