Civil Engineering

Earth Building Techniques

Case study is not yet available.

The concept of timberless construction is used widely across North Africa, it is an appraoch to building that makes use of the materals available and reduces the use of materials taht are not available locally, especially timber, which may be commonly used in other locations.

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Micro-hydro in Malawi

This case study is not yet available.

The micro hydro in Malawi case study is based on the MEGA  - Mulanje Energy Generation Authority - project by Practical Acton.

For more details see: http://practicalaction.org/mega

 

Trade and Mobility on the Rooftop of the World: Gravity Ropeways in Nepal

Authors: Dr. Priti Parikh, University of London and Andrew Lamb, Engineers Without Borders

This case study looks at a rare and challenging mode of transportation: the gravity ropeway. These are mechanically powered devices that, despite their simplicity, are difficult to implement safely but make a dramatic difference to the movement of goods an +