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Cost of construction: how globalization impacts on vernacular houses

Ghafouri, Mehdi and Khan, Tareef Hayat and Ahmad, Abdullah Sani (2016) Cost of construction: how globalization impacts on vernacular houses. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (13). pp. 8085-8093. ISSN 1819-6608

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Historically people in vernacular area did not have to pay to become a householder or a landowner, or even to buy materials. But that is not the case in modern era any more. Besides the fact that one has to buy land or house, modern materials and technology, spread out by the flow of globalization, has also been associated with increasing cost. In this study on vernacular houses in Northern Iran, traditional (Kali, Lar deh ee, and Mud Houses) and modern (load bearing brick wall structure, concrete structure and steel structure) construction technologies have been investigated with regards to their cost. Residents, experts and contractors were interviewed to collect the data. Findings showed that the perception of cost is a skewed one, and decision to choose a new material or technical over san old one needs to be rational.

Item Type:Article
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Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:69104
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Nov 2017 12:45
Last Modified:20 Nov 2017 16:52

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