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Adopting alternative building materials, technologies to reduce housing deficit

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Adopting alternative building materials, technologies to reduce housing deficit

Adopting alternative building materials, technologies to reduce housing deficitAdopting alternative building materials, technologies to reduce housing deficit
For Nigeria to bridge the 16 million housing gap, there is need to change from convectional building methods to modern ones that encourage mass housing on a large scale and at cheaper rates

Anywhere in the world where housing needs of the populace has been met, it has been through the use of alternative building technologies for large housing projects. In Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa has been in the forefront of employing new technologies in the development of low income housing.
With Nigeria’s housing deficit of over 16 million according to United Nation’s statistics, population growth rate of 2.5 per cent, urbanisation at 3.8 per cent coupled with high rate of environmental degradation and escalating cost of conventional materials for constructio…

Innovation for the Base of the Pyramid

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Innovation for the Base of the Pyramid
Innovation for the Base of the Pyramid
As Carola Schwank outlined in our last blog posting, technology plays a major role in overcoming basic supply problems. Some people might wonder why the “empowering people. Award” focuses on low-end solutions in this context. How can simple and low-cost technologies tackle the most pressing problems in the developing world?

It is a fair question, but there are good reasons why David can beat Goliath. Our reports on how to bring decent housing to poor communities (Moladi) or how to simplify agricultural tasks (GCS) by using simple and, at the same time, genius technologies, proves that small is beautiful! It was Dr. Ernst Friedrich Schumacher who coined this term. The economist and philosopher wanted to stress that small-scale technologies are the ones needed in the fight against poverty. These solutions have great advantages: they can be implemented with local resources and skills and they are affordable – whi…

Better ways to build-moladi

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Moladi-Better ways to build-Hennie Botes-Financial Mail

Better ways to build-moladi Tags: Better ways to build, affordable housing, moladi, formwork, construction, system, reduce cost of construction, new technology, low cost housing, low-cost housing

Alternative building construction techniques

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Alternative building construction techniques

Alternative building construction techniquesAlternative building techniques creates employment and skillsThe SOLUTION – “Train the unemployed to build for the homeless”
·Transfer of skills -Creating employment for the bulk (± 80%) who do not qualify for bursaries to study at universities ·Product for the Base of the Pyramid - Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – FOOD and SHELTER (and WORK) -BoP ·Establish autonomous skilled business entities -Entrepreneurs ·Designed to address unemployment, imparting business know how –Create Job Creators ·Rural Development – Prevent Urbanisation and Migration –moladiVILLAGE -Link

Alternative building methods - Save cost using alternative building methods

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Save cost using alternative building methods


moladi - alternative building methods
Owning a home is the dream of virtually everybody especially in the big cities of Nigeria where house rent is a big index in household budget. This dream is hardly realized by everybody chiefly because of high poverty level, which makes it difficult for people of low income to be able to build or buy houses. The cost of building is high because materials are over 80 percent imported and also the method of building is costly

However, a prospective home-owner can save this cost and even achiev speed in building his house if he or she chooses to use alternative building methods.

Moladi is one such method that saves cost and increases speed of building. It is a new technology that is fast and efficient in terms of construction; cost-effective in terms of affordability; simple in terms of operation, and environmentally friendly in terms of adaptability to climatic conditions and changes.

Adewale Abraham, Moladi’s…

Alternative Building Technologies

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Alternative Building Technologies | Alternative Building Technology

Alternative Building Technologies
Decent housing is one of the key factors in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. It is not just about putting a roof over someone’s head. Academic research proves that access to a clean and stable home implicates an improvement in security, health and education.

Reduce cost of affordable housing implementing Alternative Building Technology

Moladi, a South African based company, makes housing accessible to low-income people through innovative and eco-friendly technology. The Moladi system consists of a reusable and recyclable plastic formwork mould, which is filled with stoneless cement and a special chemical additive. This additive ensures that, once the mortar is set, the forwork can be removed – and reused up to 50 times. According to the founder Hennie Botes, the brickless walls can withstand all types of weather. The formwork is lightweight allowing easy transportation…