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Cost Effective and Innovative Housing Technology


Ayush Srivastava , MVN University


-R.C.C.: Reinforced Cement Concrete is the combination of steel and cement concrete used in building construction. -Brick Arch: An arch is a structure that spans a space and supports structure and weight above it. An arch is a pure compression form. -Corbel: Corbels are the projections in walls to support a structure over it. -Slab: A large, thick, flat piece of stone or concrete, typically square or rectangular in shape. -Superstructure: The part of the structure above the surface of the earth is superstructure. -Foundation: The part of the structure below the surface of the earth that transmits the total load of the structure to the soil is known as foundation. -Brick Masonry: A type of construction that has units of baked clay or shale of uniform size, small enough to be placed with one hand, laid in courses with mortar joints to form walls, pillars and various structures.


Shelter is amongst the three basic human needs but now-a-days, about two-third of the total Indian population does not have their own shelter. This two-third population belongs to the middle and lower income class. These people find it difficult to construct their houses at an affordable cost by using conventional construction technology. It is found in many cases that people serve their whole life constructing their own house, but fail. The mission and dream of these people can be achieved by appropriate use of cost effective and innovative construction technology. As a whole, the housing shortage of the country can be overcome within lesser funds, without compromising with the quality control and structural stability of the structure. Note: This technology is only applicable for single or two storied buildings and can be applied in most of the soil and climatic conditions.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I6004
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2014
Page(s): 27-29

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