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Title: Evaluation of Stabilised-Earth (TEK) Block for Housing Provision and Construction in Ghana
Authors: Oppong, R. A.
Badu, E.
Keywords: TEK (SEB) blocks
ethno-narratology
housing
materials
Ghana
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2012, pp 104-118
Abstract: Lack of patronage of locally developed building materials has resulted in huge housing deficit and expensive housing construction in Ghana. Housing appears not to be serving as social good in Ghana. The new housing environments in Ghana are characterized by hitherto lesser known and exotic building materials. Through mapping of case study areas and ethno-narratology (narrative) approaches within the qualitative methodological paradigm, selected urban and rural communities were surveyed. Users’ perception of their houses and housing environments built of TEK blocks are presented in this paper. This paper speculates that TEK blocks as earth based building material can contribute to the alleviation of housing problems if there are conscious efforts of nationwide adoption of coordinated programmes and efforts.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2012, pp 104-118
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5612
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