Fenavip in Colombia – Impacts in housing

Jorge Acevedo   

During the past decade Fenavip in Colombia has built more than 13,000 houses and keeps up a daily production of 2,500 micro concrete tiles (MCR), which are done by women at a average of 300 tiles a day.

These are results of a collaboration that began in 1995 when a Fenavip delegation visited CECAT in Cuba and hosted a course on alternative technologies, and CECAT got to know about the construction program “Columbia 21th Century”.

As a result of this visit a Cuban delegation composed of three professionals from CECAT and one from CIDEM, elaborated a feasibility study about production of alternative materials in Bogotá. Fenavip then invested in tevi equipment to produce MCR. Tile production began in 1997 and shortly afterwards the first houses in the neighborhood of “ La Esperanza ” in Bosa were fully covered with MCR. Since then Fenavip has built more than 13,000 houses in different regions of Colombia, some of which are presented below.

Urb. Santa Marta, Líbano 2000
Houses: 678
Basic unit: 36 m2
House price: $12'000.000
Project total: $8.136'000.000
Year: 2000-2002
Bogotá La Esperanza , Bosa
Houses: 1 720
Basic Unit: 42 m
2
House price: $2'500.000
Project total: $21'500.000.00
Year: 1997- 2002
Fontanar del Río, Suba
Houses: 616
Basic unit: 32 m2
House price: $16.800.000
Project total: $10'348.000.000
Year: 1998-2002
Hogar del Sol, Soacha
Houses: 751
Basic unit: 42 m2
House price: $18'000.000
Project total: $13.518'.000.000
Year: 1999-2002
Llanitos de Gualará, Calarcá
Houses: 1051
Basic unit
Relocation: 44.6 m2
Rent: 24.15 m2
House price
Relocation: 12'039.000
Rent: 9'900.00
Total project: 11.174'940.00
Year: 2000-2001
Balcones de la Villa, Calarcá
Houses: 505
Basic unit: 27.5 m2
House price: $9'900.00
Project total: $4.999'500.00
Year: 2001

Ciudadela Simón Bolívar, Armenia
Houses: 1.030
Basic unit: 26.55 m2
House price: $9'900.00
Project total: $10.197'000.000
Year: 2001
Barranqulla, Prado Soledad
Houses: 1.150
Basic unit:72 m2
House price: $10'500.00
Project total: $12.75'000.000
Year: 1999-2001
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