Use of Innovative Rammed Earth Construction Technology in Rural Areas of Southwest China - with Post-earthquake Reconstruction Project in Guangming Village as a Demonstration
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AbstractRural construction and development are significant issues in China, which has more than 40% of its population
living in rural areas. The improvement of poor rural areas in mountainous regions has been relatively slow
and unsustainable. Most rural areas should create their own development model instead of following urban/
modernization models. Meanwhile, the government also encourages autonomous, diverse, endogenous, and sustainable rural development. The crucial support that poor rural areas of China require is not only funding but
also innovative ideas and systematic strategies. This study explores the research and implementation of a postearthquake reconstruction project in Yunnan, China to demonstrate the use of “high-science and low-technology” strategies with the “local materials, local labor, and local technology” principle of rural construction, and to encourage sustainable and endogenous development in the poor rural areas of southwest China.
Acceptance Date16/01/2018
All Author(s) ListLi WAN, Xinan CHI, Edward NG, Wenfeng BAI
Journal nameInnovation in Construction
Issue NumberSpecial Issue
PublisherConstruction Industry Council
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Pages33 - 39
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordshigh-science and low-technology, local materials, local labor, local technology, rural endogenous development

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