Latex Concrete Habitat (Paperback)

Latex Concrete Habitat By Albert Knott and Ge Knott -. Nez Cover Image
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In many war torn and poverty stricken regions, the indigenous architecture has been heavy mud and wattle roofs on thick mud walls. These structures, while cool in the summer, are of very low strength, are maintenance intensive, are time consuming to build, and are largely in massive disrepair. Replacing these mud structures with the light weight roofs of latex concrete produces a permanent architecture significantly more safe and strong, of very low maintenance, and of remarkably low cost, as the roofs can be built by available unskilled labor. The time required for reconstruction is considerably shorter than the time required to replace the older heavy construction, and the self-help characteristic of this new form of construction leads to more rapid recovery from disaster.

This how-to-do-it manual teaches people how to build these new roofs.




Product Details
ISBN: 9781412039970
ISBN-10: 1412039975
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication Date: February 1st, 2005
Pages: 132
Language: English