The Impact of Economy and Technology

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editors: Oktay Ural, Robert Krapfenbauer
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152660

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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

  • Preface

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1106
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152660

About the Editors

Oktay Ural

Affiliations and Expertise

Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

Robert Krapfenbauer

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