A roof that covers the world: MicroConcrete Roofing tiles

Un techo que cubre al mundoEcoSouth has published a book about MicroConcrete Roofing tiles, a book that familiarizes one with an ecologically and economically sustainable roof. The book “Un techo que cubre al mundo: la Teja de MicroConcreto” is in Spanish and responds the interest expressed by many people over the years.Similar to an encyclopedia, the book is the effort of various EcoSouth colleagues with more than 15 years of experience with MCR technology.....in the field with producers, in the laboratory, with other experts in seminars and conferences.

EcoSouth has published a book about MicroConcrete Roofing tiles, a book that familiarizes one with an ecologically and economically sustainable roof. The book “Un techo que cubre al mundo: la Teja de MicroConcreto” is in Spanish and responds to interest expressed by many people over the years.

JacquelineAs Martin Melendez says in the introduction: “In each course that I have given during the years of working with MicroConcrete Roofing tiles, the people who begin production hope that they could have a sort of bible or encyclopedia where they can find answers to their questions and doubts. As well, decision makers often ask what is needed to produce high quality MCR efficiently.” Similar to an encyclopedia, the book is the effort of various EcoSouth colleagues with more than 15 years of experience with MCR technology.....out in the field with producers, in the laboratory, with other experts at seminars and conferences.

JacquelineThe experiences of Martín Meléndez, Orlando Espinosa, Kurt Rhyner, not only include Latin America, but also other continents. The book seeks to foster a perfect product. It well covers the cornerstone of a successful workshop, quality control. The themes are supported through photos and graphics, and a glossary explains more than two hundred terms concerning the technology. After an easy to read overview, the chapters focus upon the operation and management of a workshop, production equipment, workshop infrastructure, selection of prime material, production process, quality control of the finished product, and the roof. Although the book provides instructions about roof design, it must be emphasized that “roofing” is an art in itself, and engineering cannot be learned in a chapter of a book.

It provides general guidelines, at the same time as it treats the possibility of using steel instead of timber for the roof structure. This becomes more and more important because of the growing scarcity of timber and its rising price. In the past this website has published various articles about the theme. The book is available through EcoSouth, can be downloaded from the "Publications" section in the left menu or from this link:

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