Ferrocement, a thin-shell concrete reinforced with wire mesh, is a highquality construction material whose ingredients are widely available in developing countries. It can be used to build a wide range of structures, and can be worked mainly by unskilled, though supervised, labor. Throughout the world, highly satisfactory fishing boats, pleasure craft, storage tanks, housing components, and assorted agricultural and commercial facilities have been construced of ferrocement, and its use is increasing rapidly. With a view toward its future impact, the Ad-Hac Panel on the Utilization - of Ferrocement in Developing Countries was convened by the Board on Science and Technology for International Development as part of its continuing study of technological innovations relevant to the problems of developing countries. The panel included some persons experienced in successful applications of ferrocement to land and water uses and others familiar with construction needs in developing countries.
93 pages, illustrated, photos
A report of an Ad Hoc Panel of the Advisory Committee on Technological Innovation, Board on Science and Technology for International Development, Office of rthe Foreign Secretary.
- Published: 1973
- Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
- Dewey Decimal: 693.54
- ECHO Library: 693.54 NAS