Albano, Leonard D.
Higgins, Lorraine D.
This project analyzed the challenges that face sustainable building processes in South Africa's informal settlements. A set of sustainability principles were created then transformed into tools informal settlement communities can use. Written guidelines and tools for planning collaboration and record- keeping were created for each process phase. The process and tools were tested and further refined by designing a sample creche for a small community in the Philippi settlements (Cape Town). Potential obstacles in communication, resources, technical knowledge and legal requirements were identified and recommendations for refining the process and adding new tools were given.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering
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