Show simple item record Ngowi, A.B. 2009-09-15T10:37:56Z 2009-09-15T10:37:56Z 1997
dc.identifier.citation Ngowi A.B. (1997) A hybrid approach to house construction – a case study in Botswana, Building Research and Information, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 142-147 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0961 3218
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the strategy of employing a hybrid combination of indigenous and modern housing construction technologies. Using a Botswana village as a case study, this paper examines four traditional house types in relation to the household income, skills, materials and aspects which could be improved by adapting industrialized methods. Using experimental houses, the case study provides the costs, benefits, potential problems and implementation considerations. The paper discusses the weaknesses and virtues of traditional construction technologies, how appropriate aspects from modern technologies can be incorporated or adapted into traditional methods and the implications for developing appropriate, affordable housing technologies en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis, en_US
dc.subject traditional construction en_US
dc.subject industrialized construction en_US
dc.subject appropriate technology en_US
dc.subject hybrid construction en_US
dc.subject human factors en_US
dc.subject affordable housing en_US
dc.title A hybrid approach to house construction – a case study in Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US

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