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Prefabrication technique for low cost housing in Assam

A Deka, H Doloi, RH Crawford

The 41st Australian Universities Building Education Association conference (AUBEA) 2017, Transforming Built Environment and Practice | RMIT University | Published : 2017


The housing Pattern of North Eastern part of India can be categorized in three different types. The old primitive type of housing known as Assam type houses are predominant in the North-eastern region. These are mostly residential houses maximum upto single story. The house is generally made of timber. The vertical Post, roofing are made of wood, bamboo supported biomass wall cladding for wall panels are used. With the passage of time this unique method of construction gained importance and newer technology with the use of brick masonry, R.C coloumn and timber roof are being adopted by the local people. This transfer of technology from generation after generation led to the present housing s..

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