Prospects of Low Cost Housing in India


The paper presents work on low-cost and sustainable alternative building materials having advantages on areas such as India where concrete or steel housing is expensive. The project addresses the challenges and stereotypes of using these materials as a structural component for low-cost housing and their same capacity for adaptation to the broad spectrum of factors—physical, ecological, social, economic and technical—through different products developed which can dictate the production of the construction environment.

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S. Chowdhury and S. Roy, "Prospects of Low Cost Housing in India," Geomaterials, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 60-65. doi: 10.4236/gm.2013.32008.

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