|Journal of the Network of African Countries on Local Building Materials and Technologies - Volume 1, Number 3 (HABITAT, 1991, 46 p.)|
Published by UNCHS (Habitat)
Co-operation in the African Region on Technologies and Standards for Local building Materials
This publication highlights the achievements of joint UNCHS (Habitat) and Commonwealth Science Council endeavours in the past few years in the development of standards and specifications for local building materials in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi.
35pp. HS/181/89E; ISBN 92-1-131104-7
Case Study of Women Block Makers in Kenya
The case study reviews the experiences in Kabiro and Dandora in Kenya on the production of low-cost building materials. It sets out to identify gender-specific constraints to small-scale building materials production and to generate a set of policies for eliminating such constraints.
19pp. HS/08/86-20E; ISBN 92-1-131046-6
Bibliography on Small-scale Building Materials Production
It is in response to the apparent gap in information dissemination on this important subject that this Bibliography has been prepared. It focuses on only those building materials which, the Centre's experiences suggest, are basic to the shelter needs of the majority of the population. Annotation for a selection of a few materials in the bibliography, considered to be of key importance to the subject, is included.
122p. HS/154/89; ISBN 92-1-131079-2
Development of the Construction Industry for Low-income Shelter and Infrastructure
It provides guidelines on tackling specific issues which limit the capacity to meet the construction requirements of the low-income population in developing countries.
44pp. HS/120/87; ISBN 92-1131045-8