Comparison of conventional and nonconventional construction
DR. SURENDRAN A.,
HOD & PROF OF CE DEPT.
SUSAN SUNNY KOCHERIL
Laurie Baker is one who worked on cost
effective construction technique as its best.
showed, in fact , that sustainable
technologies when adopted with care and
creativity, could lead to a unique architectural
Material Cost : 65 to 70 %
Labour Cost : 65 to 70 %
( As per Central Building Research Institute
basic aspect in the choice of a material
Stabilized Compressed Earth Blocks :Are made of mud with suitable percentage
of cement and compacted in block making
machine with no burning.
Economical, stronger, low embedded
energy and simple to manufacture
Reconstituted stone blocks /
Stone filler blocks
If small pieces of stone only are
available, „reconstituted stone blocks‟
provides the best alternative masonry
be used for foundations and walls.
Waste material content 30-40% by
volume of block.
Validated by BMTPC,
Foundation in comparatively hard soil
Rubble masonry with mud mortar
cost : 10 to 15% of total building