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Our Construction section gives advice on helping poor communities make the best use of local labour, locally produced building materials and techniques that they can afford.
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.
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.
CEMENTS AND BINDERS
HYDRAULIC LIME - AN INTRODUCTION - Hydraulic lime was an important cementitious material before the arrival of Portland cement but it is little used now, except in conservation work.
Fired clay bricks and tiles are a resilient material to build with, but their production requires large amounts of energy. This section discusses how to produce clay bricks in a more efficient and sustainable way.
TEN RULES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT, COST EFFECTIVE BRICK FIRING - Rules for brickmakers and field-workers to increasing the efficiency of the brick-firing process.
MUD PLASTERS AND RENDERS - Clays are the main binders of earth and are made up of very small mineral particles leached out during erosion of rock.
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