Unasylva - No. 101-102-103 - World consultation on the use of wood in housing

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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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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

Section 4: Problems associated with the development of use of wood in construction and possible solutions

J.A. Liska
Part I: Technical aspects

H. Brian Dickens
Part II: Legislative and code aspects

E. Levin
Section 5: Design, building techniques and costs of housing with wood components

O.H. Koenigsberger
Section 6: Wood in housing in developing countries

R.B. Gourlay
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

Consultation activities
United Nations seminar
Closing of the consultation

Appendix 2: Consultation officers and participants

List of participants

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