oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Viewpoint Innovation in housing: Sloppy evaluation?

Volume 4, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Department of Housing and many other players in the housing field are predicting, with a considerable degree of confidence, that 1996 will be the year of delivery for houses. The target remains to build a million houses over the next few years, requiring production rates of some 250 000 houses per annum for the next two or three years. Effectively this means a tenfold increase from present production rates and it is generally acknowledged that this can be achieved only by using innovative approaches in respect of building and construction technology, delivery systems, financing, etc.

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