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Volume 25 - NUMBERS 101-102-103, 1971
An International Review of Forestry and Forest Products
FAO - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Director-General A.H. BOERMA
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Cover. The United Nations and its agencies are concerned with improving levels of living and the welfare of people. One of the more blatant problems is the provision of homes-a simpler and more familiar term than housing or dwelling. These prefabricated homes being put up in Nigeria illustrate features of the most natural and sensitive of building materials- wood.
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Summary of proceedings¹
United Nations centre for housing, building and planning
Section 1: Housing needs, trends and prospects
FAO forest industries and trade division forestry department
Section 2: Supply of wood materials for housing
Alan D. Freas
Section 3: Wood products and their use in construction
Part I: Technical aspects
H. Brian Dickens
Part II: Legislative and code aspects
Section 5: Design, building techniques and costs of housing with wood components
Section 6: Wood in housing in developing countries
Section 7: Promotion of the use of wood in housing
E.J. Gibson and W.T. Curry
Section 8: The coordination of research and future developments
Appendix 1: Planning and organization of the consultation
United Nations seminar
Closing of the consultation
Appendix 2: Consultation officers and participants
List of participants
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