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Construction of low-cost vault-shaped dwelling units using coconut shell composites
, Prabhu B.T.S., Pillai S.U.
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Volume: 69
Pages: 37 - 43
A case has been presented for the adoption of vault forms for large-scale construction of low-cost dwelling units, using appropriate building components. A complete building system has been designed for a typical dwelling unit of area 25 m2, using coconut shell sandwich panels for the building envelope and coconut shell cellular blocks for the construction of cross walls. A vault-shaped steel frame-work system has been developed and fabricated to facilitate speedy and repetitive construction of the vaults. A prototype dwelling unit has also been successfully constructed using the developed technology.
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JournalJournal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Architectural Engineering Division
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