ERIC Number: ED106948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation in Management of Primary School Construction--A Case Study. Educational Building Report 3.
Srivastava, R. D.
The Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) is one of the national laboratories of India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. CBRI has applied the techniques of partial prefabrication to school building programs in Uttar Pradesh, the state having the largest population in India. The plan provides that the elements of a basic shelter--foundations, supporting columns and a roof--be furnished in places where primary schools are needed. The local community is to provide the wall panels, windows, doors, and floor, using local materials and at its own expense. The criteria for the design of the prefabricated elements included (1) simplicity in assembly, (2) ease of transport using lorries or bullock carts, and (3) weight low enough to permit easy handling. This case study details the school designs and the development of the organizational structure to meet the total building program for 5,000 or more schools in a period of three years. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Building Plans, Building Systems, Case Studies, Construction Costs, Construction Management, Construction Materials, Construction Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Education, Facility Requirements, Models, Prefabrication, Rural Schools, School Buildings
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Identifiers - Location: India