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Title: Ferrocement Service Modules for Housing
Author(s): A. G. Madhava Rao, D. S. Ramchandra
Murthy, R. Jayaraman, and G. Paul Joseph
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 133-142
Keywords: concrete construction; construction costs; deflection;
ferrocement; houses; industrialized buildings; precast concrete;
prefabrication; residential buildings; slabs; urban development;
welded wire fabric.
Abstract:Application of ferrocement in housing is presented here using local unskilled supervised labor and available materials in parts of India. The report is based on the large housing project partially supported by World Bank. In the design of Service Modules, two alternate schemes are proposed: one, using conventional brick walls and in-site or precast concrete roofing and the second, with a prefabricated service modules using ferrocement. Cost comparison between the two approaches is also given along with details of investigation using second alternative.
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