Title: Engineering, design and construction of quality and sustainable social housing from coconut fibre and coconut shell based panels and slabs.
Contributor: AIDICO (Instituto Técnico de la Construcción)
Years: 2008 – 2011
To develop a construction system for social housing with all its requirements and needs, using as construction materials plaster-based enclosure panels with coconut products (crushed coconut shells, chips, fibres) and as a load-bearing structure concrete structural elements made of aggregate consisting of crushed coconut shells in a certain proportion together with normal aggregate.
The following milestones were achieved during the project: