Society for the Promotion of Culture and Art

SPOCA Bangladesh

Association for Disaster, Mitigation and Development

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Mr. Islam, Mr. Asaduzzamin and Miss Tahira Yasmin

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Resource Development Foundation

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Project Coordinator Anisur Rahman and Program Officer Chowdhurey

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Sustainabl​e Architectu​re in Bengal

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The Embassy of France in Bangladesh, the Alliance française of Chittagong and Dhaka, the Institut Français, the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), the Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), CRAterre and Caritas Bangladesh, organize a seminar on

“Sustainable Architecture in Bengal”
On December 6th, 2012, from 10am to 4pm, at the Alliance Française de Dhaka, Dhanmondi.

The Honourable Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Dr Khondaker Showkat Hossain will grace the occasion by its presence as chief guest of the inaugural session.
Dr. Roxana Hafiz, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Humanities, BUET, will be the special guest.
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Experimental Constructions in Bangladesh

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By Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch / SES, Omar M. Ali / SPARC, S. B. Massajee / SPOCA
 
IPC*, IEC@BNU** and IAM@BUST*** have been involved in the past with housing concepts in extreme environmental and climactic conditions. The use of clay in arid zones appears to be of advantage due to national, economic, technological as well as construction-biological reasons. The retention of moisture is of utmost importance and clears the way for application even in moderate climate.



The need for creativity arises wherever suitable material for housing is not available. This is also the reason, that so called Slums must also be treated with respect, because they hide considerable creative potential. It is very important to choose the right construction material in regions, which are prone to cyclones, hot and humid climate, sea-water flooding and seasonal flooding from mountainous regions. Mud as construction material is unsuitable here. If cement is added to mud in order to achieve better strength and weather independence, its advantages as construction material are considerably reduced, especially due to the heating up f the material.
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