Affordable Housing: a Challenge to Civil Engineers

by Oktay Ural, (F.ASCE), Prof.; Florida Intl. Univ., College of Engrg., Miami, FL,
L. David Shen, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Florida Intl. Univ., Dept. of Civ. & Envir. Engrg., Miami, FL,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-738-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-738-1 (ISBN-10), 1989, Soft Cover, Pg. 272

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Conference information: A Conference | Miami, Florida, United States | December 6-8, 1989

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This conference proceedings, which consists of 25 papers presented at the National Conference on Affordable Housing held in Miami, Florida on December 6-8, 1989, discusses ways that the civil engineer might be the catalyst to implementing changes in both policy and building design which would improve housing affordability. Some of the topics included are: how to engineer affordable housing; housing needs in developing countries; and land use planning and traffic; lower cost structural techniques; the use of automation and innovative design techniques; and life cycle cost of energy. This proceeding presents a variety of methods the civil engineer can use to help the world toward the universal goal of affordable housing.

Subject Headings: Housing | Building design | Benefit cost ratios | Traffic management | Life cycles | Land use | Innovation


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