oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - A Namibian alternative

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... THE CONSTRUCTION OF the Habitat Research and Development Centre (HRDC) was requested by the Ministry of Local Government and Housing in response to a design competition that was won in 2002. The centre is built with virtually zero-cost low-grade material found in rural areas, allowing local residents to be educated on the use of alternative building supplies in the construction of affordable homes. Project architect Nina Maritz appointed B?hrmann & Partners as the civil and structural engineer on the venture with the unusual instruction to design the building using alternative materials. 'Our task as structural engineers was to assist with ..

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