| Catalogue of training and information tools on community participation in human settlements |
PRODUCED BY: CONSEJO INTER-INSTITUCIONAL PARA LA COORDINACION DE PROGRAMAS DE VIVIENDA (CII-VIVIENDAS) Y CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIA APROPRIADA PARA LA VIVIENDA POPULAR (CETAVIP), SANTO DOMINGO, 1985.
AVAILABLE FROM: CII-VIVIENDAS, APARTADO POSTAL 20-238, SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 16-20
This collection, made up of five clearly and concisely written booklets, provides information on construction methods and materials for the production of low-cost housing in self-help programmes. Each booklet covers the same set of procedures, using different building materials and techniques. The procedures covered include: building location, foundations, walls and roofs. Each booklet concludes with a checklist of the steps for construction of a building. The objective of the booklets is to offer construction options for cost reductions in housing for low-income groups.
The booklets are directed to individual self-builders or community groups and are suitable for those with limited reading skills. They would equally be useful to a training resource library for local housing insitutitions/departments which work directly with communities, providing the housing officers, technicians and engineers with didactic material for training builders and site foremen involved in upgrading sites-and- services and self-help schemes in rural and urban low-income areas.