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close this bookAppropriate Building Materials: a Catalogue of Potential Solutions (SKAT; 1988; 430 pages)
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Prefabricated wooden house

KEYWORDS:

Special properties

Suitable for self-help projects

Economical aspects

Medium costs

Stability

Good

Skills required

Carpentry skills

Equipment required

Carpentry tools

Resistance to earthquake

Good

Resistance to hurricane

Low to medium

Resistance to rain

Low to medium

Resistance to insects

Low

Climatic suitability

Warm humid climates

Stage of experience

Standard construction

SHORT DESCRIPTION:

• The step-by-step construction of this house is shown in an excellently illustrated instruction manual published by UNIDO, which was prepared by the Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnologicas (IPT), Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a self-help community building project at Coroados, Manaus, under a contract with the Housing Society for the Amazon State (SHAM).

• Impressions of the contents of this manual are given in Examples of Floors and Walls. The instructions are straightforward and easy to follow.

• An experimental group of 40 houses was built in 1981 - 82, demonstrating the feasibility of the design.

• The fact that the entire house (with the exception of the roof covering) is made of wood calls for very careful consideration of protective measures against biological agents and fire (see section on PROTECTIVE MEASURES).

Further information: Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnologicas (IPT) do Estado de Sao Paulo, S.A., P.O. Box 7141, 05508 Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bibl. 14.22.


Prefabricated Wooden House (Bibl. 14.22)

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