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CLOSE THIS BOOKSelf-Help Construction of 1-Story Building (Peace Corps, 1977, 235 p.)
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTAbout this manual
Introduction
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTA note on the development process and construction
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to use this manual
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat this manual will talk about
Basic planning and design
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Site and position
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow big should the site be?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow accessible, and how private should the site be?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat kind of soil should the site be on?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow well is the site drained?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow should the building be placed on its site?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSummary of factors affecting site selection
Size, shape, and floor plan
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSchools
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHealth clinics
Homes
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat size will each room be?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTUsing measuring units to help the family plan its own room sizes
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHelping the family draw its own floor plan
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDrawing the floor plan of a house
Doors, windows, and ceilings in all buildings
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhere will inside doors be placed?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow high will the ceiling be?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhere will windows and outside doors be placed? how will they be designed, and what size will they be?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWindows in a tropical climate
VIEW THE DOCUMENTProtecting the inside of the building from rain and insects
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTake advantage of any breeze
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWindows in a desert-like climate
VIEW THE DOCUMENTExterior doors
Construction materials
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTRammed earth (mud, pise) and adobe blocks
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWood
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBamboo
VIEW THE DOCUMENTStone and rock
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCement and materials made with cement
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMortars
VIEW THE DOCUMENTConcrete
VIEW THE DOCUMENTReinforced concrete
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBlocks
VIEW THE DOCUMENTConcrete blocks
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSand - cement blocks (sandcrete)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTStabilized earth blocks
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSummary
Detailed planning for construction
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Planning foundations
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTFootings
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFoundation walls
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDeciding upon the materials and dimensions for foundations
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDrawing final foundation plane
Planning floors
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTTypes of floors
Planning walls, windows, and doors
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTWall height and length
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWall thickness
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPlacement of doors and windows
VIEW THE DOCUMENTConstruction details for doors, windows, and interior walls
Planning roofs
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTRoof styles and their functions
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRoof materials
VIEW THE DOCUMENTConstruction details for roofs
Directions for construction
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Setting out (laying out)
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTOrientation
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMarking the foundation outline
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBatter boards
Construction of foundation footings
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDigging the foundation trench
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFormwork for Footings
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMaking the concrete for foundation footings
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPouring concrete for foundation footings
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCuring concrete footings
VIEW THE DOCUMENTReinforced footings
Construction of the foundation walls
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTConcrete foundation walls
Block foundation walls
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTMaking blocks
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLaying block foundations
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFinishing the mortar
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRock foundation walls
Construction of floors
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTEarth floors
VIEW THE DOCUMENTConcrete floors
Construction of walls, windows, and doors
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Block and brick walls
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMaking the blocks or bricks
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLaying blocks and bricks
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFraming windows and doors
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRoof preparation
Rammed earth walls
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTEarth mixture
VIEW THE DOCUMENTForms
VIEW THE DOCUMENTProcedure
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFraming windows and doors
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRoof preparation
Construction of roofs
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTFlat roofs
VIEW THE DOCUMENTShed roofs
VIEW THE DOCUMENTGable roofs
Construction with bamboo
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTBamboo for foundations
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBamboo for frames
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBamboo for floors
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBamboo for walls
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBamboo for doors and windows
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBamboo for roofs
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBamboo reinforcement of concrete
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPreservation of bamboo
Latrines
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTLocation of latrines
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPit
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBase
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFloor
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Construction in earthquake areas
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTSelection and preparation of the site
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSelection of building materials
VIEW THE DOCUMENTReinforcement of buildings
Appendices
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCalculations to check whether a proposed site will support a building
VIEW THE DOCUMENTStep-by-step directions for drawing foundation plans
VIEW THE DOCUMENTEstimating the amount of concrete needed for a floor
VIEW THE DOCUMENTEstimating materials needed to build walls
VIEW THE DOCUMENTReference tables for concrete construction
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMetric measurements used in this manual and their U.S. equivalents
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSources of further information
VIEW THE DOCUMENT''Human measuring pieces'' for designing room size and floor plan
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