Past editions Among the basic needs of humanity - food, clothing and shelter - our work embraces shelter. EcoSouth addresses the great housing deficit in southern countries. http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/83-edition-26-july-2007 2018-10-23T16:38:07+00:00 EcoSur: Concrete Roof Tiles, puzolanic cement, earth houses, ecomaterials paulcoyote@gmail.com Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Simple solutions for extreme conditions 2007-07-05T23:27:15+00:00 2007-07-05T23:27:15+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/83-edition-26-july-2007/344-simple-solutions-for-extreme-conditions Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/jul2007/pakistan_001.jpg" border="0" alt="Soluciones simples para condiciones extremas" title="Soluciones simples para condiciones extremas" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="150" height="150" align="left" />With winters at 30 Celsius below cero and hot summers, the northern Pakistan area is one of the most hostile places to live. The Agha Kahn Planning and Building Service, AKPBS, is committed to develop and promote appropriate and economic solutions for the housing problems in this region.<br /> Paul Moreno, representative of the EcoSouth network for Ecuador, visited this region where the highest mountain ranges of the world meet and people work for the same basic necessities as in the whole world. <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/jul2007/pakistan_001.jpg" border="0" alt="Soluciones simples para condiciones extremas" title="Soluciones simples para condiciones extremas" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="150" height="150" align="left" />With winters at 30 Celsius below cero and hot summers, the northern Pakistan area is one of the most hostile places to live. The Agha Kahn Planning and Building Service, AKPBS, is committed to develop and promote appropriate and economic solutions for the housing problems in this region.<br /> Paul Moreno, representative of the EcoSouth network for Ecuador, visited this region where the highest mountain ranges of the world meet and people work for the same basic necessities as in the whole world. Reforestation with bamboo, an ecological alternative for the production of materials 2007-07-05T23:16:59+00:00 2007-07-05T23:16:59+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/83-edition-26-july-2007/343-reforestation-with-bamboo-an-ecological-alternative-for-the-production-of-materials Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/jul2007/bambu_001.jpg" border="0" alt="Reforestaci&oacute;n con bamb&uacute;" title="Reforestaci&oacute;n con bamb&uacute;" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="150" height="150" align="left" />An intermediate evaluation was carried in Cuba in December of 2006 of a project which is a creative example of integrated solutions for a multitude of needs, whether social, environmental or financial. The evaluators were surprised at the diversity of the activities that although well-coordinated were accomplished in a decentralized manner. The following article summarizes this work.&nbsp; </p> <p> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/jul2007/bambu_001.jpg" border="0" alt="Reforestaci&oacute;n con bamb&uacute;" title="Reforestaci&oacute;n con bamb&uacute;" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="150" height="150" align="left" />An intermediate evaluation was carried in Cuba in December of 2006 of a project which is a creative example of integrated solutions for a multitude of needs, whether social, environmental or financial. The evaluators were surprised at the diversity of the activities that although well-coordinated were accomplished in a decentralized manner. The following article summarizes this work.&nbsp; </p> 4 decades of investigation: Adobe norms in Peru 2007-07-05T23:12:28+00:00 2007-07-05T23:12:28+00:00 http://english.ecosur.org/index.php/past-editions-e-magazine-285/83-edition-26-july-2007/342-4-decades-of-investigation-adobe-norms-in-peru Administrator paulmoreno@gmail.com <p> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/jul2007/julio_vargas_001.jpg" border="0" alt="Julio Vargas" title="Julio Vargas" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="150" height="150" align="left" />Continuous investigation about the behavior of adobe in earthquakes is the basis of the Peruvian code for earth constructions, norms that serve as a reference point in many countries around the globe. </p> <p> <img src="http://www.ecosur.org/images/stories/jul2007/julio_vargas_001.jpg" border="0" alt="Julio Vargas" title="Julio Vargas" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="150" height="150" align="left" />Continuous investigation about the behavior of adobe in earthquakes is the basis of the Peruvian code for earth constructions, norms that serve as a reference point in many countries around the globe. </p>