Applications of Ferrocement in Low-Cost Housing in Mexico

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Title: Applications of Ferrocement in Low-Cost Housing in Mexico

Author(s): Jose Castro

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 61

Issue:

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.

Date: 8/1/1979

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.