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Kenya (KEN)

A multi-disciplinary unit within the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Development, serving the main housing research needs of the Government. Main fields of work • Low cost housing standards • Building systems: prototype designs and demonstrations • Construction materials and techniques • Training • Housing policy • Housing co-operatives • Dissemination of information. Total staff: 19 Professionally qualified staff: 1 0 Director or Chief Executive Director: T.S. Chana

Ministry of Works and Housing; University of Nairobi; sale of publications. Principal related bodies Joint Advisory Board (University and Governmental Representatives); Faculty of Architecture Design and Development Board. Publications • Research reports: Rural Housing Conditions in Kisumu District,

Kenya, 1982; Rural Housing Conditions in Kisii District, Kenya, 1981; Foundations for Low-Cost Structures in Poor Soil Conditions, 1981 (complete list available)

• Bibliography on Human Settlements with Emphasis on Households and Residential Environment - Kenya, 1982 (one of 3 published by the Swedish Council for Building Research)

• Foundations for Low-Cost Structures in Poor Soil Conditions, 1981 • Low Cost Housing Building Cost Index, 1981 • Case Studies of Site and Service Schemes in Kenya, 1980 • Construction of Farm Buildings, 1980 • Progressive Annuity Tables, 1979 • Urban Housing and Community Development Course, 1982 • Construction Guidelines for House Building in Site and Service

Schemes, 1982.