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Title: Applications of Ferrocement in Low-Cost Housing in Mexico
Author(s): Jose Castro
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 143-156
Keywords: concrete construction; concrete panels; construction
costs; domes (structural forms); ferrocement; houses; industri-alized
buildings; prefabrication; residential buildings; roofs;
tanks (containers); urban development; walls; wire cloth.
Abstract:The ferrocement applications described in this paper, developed by the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM) and Instituto Politecnico National (IPN) of Mexico City, have been used with good results in different towns and slum areas, through a self-help construction program for low cost housing. Each of these applications presents an economical and practical solution for improving the physical living standards of people in developing countries.
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