A Compendium of Information on Selected Low-cost Building Materials

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Centre for Human Settlements
UN-HABITAT, 1988 - Building materials - 106 pages
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Page 11 - Liquid limit — Water content, expressed as a percentage of the dry weight of the soil at which the soil passes from the plastic to the liquid state under standard test conditions.
Page 89 - The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies University of Cambridge, 6 Chaucer Road, Cambridge...
Page 72 - The panels are manufactured to a density of 31 pet (0.50 specific gravity) to 55 pcf (0.88 specific gravity) by the application of heat and pressure by a process in which the interfiber bond is substantially created by the added binder. Other materials may have been added during manufacturing to improve certain properties. Millwork. Planed and patterned lumber for finish work in buildings, including items such as sash, doors, cornices, panelwork, and other items of interior...
Page 28 - A finely divided residue resulting from the combustion of ground or powdered Coal.
Page 102 - Code of practice for light timber frame buildings not requiring specific design.
Page 72 - ... or greater. Other materials may be added to improve certain properties, such as stiffness, hardness, finishing properties, resistance to abrasion, and moisture, as well as to increase strength, durability, and utility. Hard boards are further subdivided into medium-density and high-density materials.
Page 65 - Complete penetration of the wood is not always necessary, provided that an outer layer of sufficient depth is impregnated. This layer must be of such thickness that any cracks or mechanical damage to the timber will not expose the inner untreated wood when the treated layer is broken in any way.
Page 99 - Gram, HE (1983) Durability of natural fibres in concrete, Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute, Sweden.
Page iii - United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Standards and Specifications for Local Building Materials, Report of the ARSO/CSC/UNCHS Workshop on Formulation of Standards and Specifications for Local Building Materials, Nairobi, 16-24 March 1987 (London, lntermediate Technology Publications, 1987).
Page 101 - Lumley, TG and Choong, ET (1979). Technical and economic characteristics of two solar kiln designs Forest Products Joumal, vol.

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