Prefabricated solution to modular construction in Cape Verde

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Abstract

Nowadays, the lack of adequate housing in Cape Verde is a growing problem. The migration of the population living in the countryside to the major cities generates an increase of the diameter of the cities. With the lack of economic power, the migrating families tend to occupy the land with houses which don't present proper conditions to living. Praia is the capital of Cape Verde and so on the biggest city of the country. This fact leads Praia to being the city with major economic power and job offer in all country. Consequently, Praia has developed the biggest slum of the Cape Verde and it is urgent to approach this problem in order to create solutions that reveal capacity to start solving it. Cape Verde's unique dry subtropical climate turns indispensable a careful resolution of the housing, in order to ensure the comfort of the occupants. The modular construction is a solution with potential to approach this problem with a fast and economic response. In order to answer the situation, this article introduces a modular solution in order to reach the needing of thermal comfort to the specific case of Praia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnologies and Materials for Renewable Energy, Environment and Sustainability, TMREES 2016-Cnam
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1814
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414822
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2017
EventInternational Conference on Technologies and Materials for Renewable Energy, Environment and Sustainability Fall Meeting, TMREES 2016-Cnam - Paris, France
Duration: 16 Nov 201618 Nov 2016

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Technologies and Materials for Renewable Energy, Environment and Sustainability Fall Meeting, TMREES 2016-Cnam
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period16/11/1618/11/16

Keywords

  • Physics
  • Applied

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