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Adobe - Technology of Everybody: Low Cost Housing in Ethiopia
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The traditional building techniques in Ethiopia today contain a lot of wood. Because ofdeforestation the forest cover in the country has been decreased. A part of a solution would bethe exclusion of wood in construction and then the adobe technology is a good alternative. Adobe technology involves blocks made from local soil that mixed with water and straw asreinforcement. The sundried blocks can be bricked up to walls. As mortar the same wetmixture can be used.

This report contains analyzed soil characteristics in the high altitude located Asella region todetermine its suitability for adobe blocks. The design of a kindergarten in Alem Maya is alsocarried out.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
Keyword [en]
Adobe, adobe block technology, Alem Maya, Asella, block, construction, construction technology, Ethiopia, mud block, low cost housing
National Category
Building Technologies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23334OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-23334DiVA: diva2:639975
External cooperation
Ethiopian Evangelical Lutheran Church
Subject / course
Construction; Construction
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Available from: 2013-08-12 Created: 2013-08-12 Last updated: 2013-08-12Bibliographically approved

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