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Housing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080280660, 9781483152660


1st Edition

The Impact of Economy and Technology

Editors: Oktay Ural Robert Krapfenbauer
eBook ISBN: 9781483152660
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 1106
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Housing: The Impact of Economy and Technology contains the proceedings of the International Congress on Housing: The Impact of Economy and Technology, held in Vienna, Austria on November 15-18, 1981. This book includes many outstanding manuscripts prepared by competent, dedicated individuals. This text covers a wide range of problems associated with housing technology and economy. Some papers detail forming systems for mass housing production; housing option for the elderly; energy aspects of housing design in developing countries; the psychological and physiological ecology of indoor environments; and solar heating and Earth insulation for economical houses. Other papers explore training programs for low-cost housing; influence of color in housing; volatile substances of some materials from housing equipment; the impact of changing society and the economy on the housing industry; comparative housing; energy saving and management in buildings; and industrialization of buildings in developing countries.

Table of Contents


Construction Practices in Bituminous Built-up Roofing

Forming Systems for Mass Housing Production

Test Results and Strength Prediction of "Self-help" Masonry Walls

A Review of Some of the Major Factors Affecting the Provision of Housing in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1980's

The Application of Lightweight Modular Structures to Housing

A Model for the Assessment of Foreign Housing Assistance and Other Housing Issues in Developing Countries

Housing Option for the Elderly: Why Wait for the Year 2000

The Traditional Architecture of the Asir Province, Saudi Arabia

A Simulation Model for Construction Processes

Classification of Floor Structures

Energy Aspects of Housing Design in Developing Countries

A Need for Change in United Kingdom Housing Attitudes

Role of Wood as Construction Material

Energy Conservation Problems in Tropical Countries

The Relationship Between Housing Unit Size and Hospital Utilization

The Development of the Domestic Architecture of Malta in Response to Technological and Economic Forces

A New Vision in Housing

Design Charts to Predict Methane Movement and Lost Areas around Unprotected Sanitary Landfills

United States Experience with Building Energy Performance

Site, Services and Supports

The Psychological and Physiological Ecology of Indoor Environments

Solar Heating and Earth Insulation for Economical Houses

Family Housing, Energy Supply, and Privatism: A Sociological Perspective

Tests on Rectangular Mild Steel Plate with Two Equal Circular Holes

The Justification of Solar Residences: Building Values

Application of an Active Solar System to an Existing Structure

Self-Help Housing for a Rural Region of the U.S.A.

Implementing National Housing Policy: The Venezuelan Experience

Strategy to Meeting Housing Needs in Nigeria's Urban Centers: Methods and Recommendations

A Model for the Design of Institutional Treatment Environments

Tests on Simply Supported Reinforced Brick Slabs

Habitat East-Village / Moghan / Iran and Bubble System for Housing

Housing Systems in Rapidly Growing Cities with Case Study: Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia

Training Programs for Low-cost Housing

Influence of Color in Housing

Forecasting Housing Construction and Demolition Wastes in Developing Countries Muhammad

A Study of the Load Distribution in a Bolted Joint

Financial Inducements for Urban Re-development: A Chicago Example

Causes and Avoidance of Condensation and Formation of Mildew in Flats

Volatile Substances of Some Materials from Housing Equipment -- An Important Environmental Aspect

An Evaluation of Inner Urban Housing in Leicester, England

International Institute for Energy and Architecture: Toward a Sustainable Future

Housing -- In Search of Creativity and Self-actualization

Building Technology Information

Autonomous Houses for Northern Climates: A Proposal for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Environment and Development

Squatter Resettlement in Saudi Arabia

Partial Verification of a Planning Methodology to Promote Energy Conservation

Housing Policy for Developing Countries

The Impact of Changing Society and the Economy on the Housing Industry

Comparisons of Construction Costs 1960-1976

Programming for Financial Planning and Cost Control

Comparative Housing

Housing Problems and Programs in India

Partial Prefabrication Floor Systems for Housing

Energy Conscious Design Guidelines for Public Housing

Low-cost Housing: Problems in Technological Innovation and Rehabilitation Techniques

The International Guiding Principles for Planning and Building in Conformity with the Climate

Financial Management of Housing Contracts

Appropriate Technology for the Production of Reactive Rice Husk Ash

Adapting Housing throughout the Life Cycle

On-Site Building Materials: A Solution to the Conflict between Food, Shelter

State-of-the-Art of Prefabricated Ferrocement Houses

Analysis of Building Costs in Kuwait

Legislative Controls and Housing Policy as Determinants of Dwelling Form and Residential Pattern in Saudi Arabia

Planning Lessons from the Laingsburg Flood Disaster for Less-developed Regions

Reinforced Ice Domes: Igloos of the 21st Century

Energy Saving and Management in Buildings

Thermal Performance of Alternative Walls and Windows

Computer-aided Evaluation of the Housing Environments

Color and Housing

A Study of Characteristics of Sand in Saudi Arabia Network Planning of Projects Comprising Repetitive Activities

Native Housing in Northern Quebec, Canada

Housing the Poor in Developing Countries -- Impact of Economy and Technology

Industrialization and Environment

Building Systems with Precast Space and Plane Units

CPM Use in Kuwaiti Construction Companies

Dry Prefabrication, Post Stressed

The Practice of Lowering the Cost of Construction

Industrialization of Buildings in Developing Countries

Author Index

About the Editors


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About the Editors

Oktay Ural

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Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

Robert Krapfenbauer

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