Artisanal materials for sustainable construction in developing countries

K'Akumu, O.A., Blyth, A. and Jones, B. 2017. Artisanal materials for sustainable construction in developing countries. CME 25 Conference Construction Management and Economics: Past, Present and Future. University of Reading 16 Jul 2007

TitleArtisanal materials for sustainable construction in developing countries
AuthorsK'Akumu, O.A., Blyth, A. and Jones, B.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Sustainable construction is a major challenge to developing countries more so when it comes to the use of artisanal materials in the construction process. This review identifies and examines the challenges facing developing countries in this respect: environmental degradation, poverty, informal settlements, inappropriate regulatory mechanism, inappropriate technology, and neglect in research and development debates. It notes that research and development at local level is necessary for addressing the challenges posed by the use of artisanal materials from sustainable development point of view. Above all, it recommends research into the area of artisanal materials and sustainable construction.

Keywordsbuilding regulation
developing countries
intermediate technology
standardization
technology transfer
Year2017
ConferenceCME 25 Conference Construction Management and Economics: Past, Present and Future
Publisher's versionKakumu_OA_CME25_2007.pdf

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