Affordable Housing

Introduction

Affordable housing is meant to be an umbrella research project it is concerned with planning, design, building materials and construction methods to provide, improve and deliver shelter for all. The project covers many areas in housing such as:

   -   services (water supply, drainage, electricity …..Etc).
   -   Land (plots, streets and open space).
   - Policies.
   -  Material contraction methods.
   -  Cultural and functional aspects
    - Environmental aspects
    - Cost and financial aspects

Objectives of the Project

Low Cost Housing Researches

   - to study the possibility of providing affordable housing for citizens with adequate services (essential services  and social services).
  -   Implementation of the research findings into proto- types.
   -  to develop design and construction methodology for affordable housing with adequate services (essential and social services).
  -   to implement the research findings to proto- types

The project covers many areas in housing such as:

-    Services (water supply, drainage,     electricity …..etc).
-  Land use (plots, streets and open space).
-   Policies.
- Material and construction methods.
 -  Cultural and functional aspects
 - Environmental aspects  Cost and financial aspects

Sub-Projects

1- Evaluation of Investment Site and Services schemes in the capital.
2- Evaluation of housing policies.
3- Use of p.t.a. for production of low cost cementations material (lime mortar + p.t.a)-.
4- Study of low cost ceiling from bricks and steel.
5- Availability and characterization of building materials in Khartoum State.
6- Low cost foundations for light structures.
7- popular Housing Choice and Density.
8- Evaluation of Site and services projects in Greater Khartoum.