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Manual for 3rd World Wooden House Construction

Manual for 3rd World Wooden House Construction

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UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION______------\‘,\\\UNITED NATIONS
 
UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONVienna: UNITED NAT,lONSNew York, 1985
 
Abstract--.The Popular Manual for Wooden House Construction- presents a constructionsystem aimed at helping low-incomefamilies solve their housing needs. Thesystem can be used in regions that have ample timber.The Manual is writtenin simple language and has many sketches to facilitate its use.The first part of the Manual discusses the:Design of the houseQuantities of materials neededPre-fabrication and pre-cutting of componentsConstruction of the houseFinishingAdaptations and modificationsThe major part of the Manual is devoted to the actual construction of the-house :Layout and putting up pilesLaying the floor frame and floorboardsErecting the panelsErecting the roof frame and putting on the roofWindows and doorsAlthough the construction system was conceived and implemented in theAmazon region of Brazil, information on wood species found in Africa and Asiais also included, as are data on the required physical and mechanical charac-teristics of the wood used in the various parts of the house.Thus, theManual can be of use in many regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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