Problem

Unavailability of building materials

Other Names:
Unenvisioned building goods
Scarcity of building materials
Nature:
The scarcity of building materials affects development plans in other sectors, including agriculture, health and education. It impedes self-help construction efforts, especially in slums and squatter settlements. This forces the urban poor to use inappropriate building materials such as cardboard or mud to improve or build their housing.
Incidence:
In many countries there is a scarcity of local produced building materials, such as aggregates, bricks, tiles, limestone, cement etc.
Narrower Problems:
Scarce fencing material
Values:
Unavailability
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
07.12.1999 – 00:00 CET