LABOUR-INTENSIVE METHODS IN LOW-COST ROAD CONSTRUCTION: A CASE STUDY

In most developing countries capital is so short and unskilled labour so abundant that it seems only common sense to use such labour to the extent feasible in capital construction projects. As part of the world employment programme the ilo is therefore making a major effort to develop efficient labour-intensive techniques in public works and construction, having especially in mind those countries with vast programmes of infrastructure development. This article is a modest contribution to that effort. It is the record of an initially highly mechanised road construction project that ran into almost every conceivable difficulty and had to resort to more and more labour-intensive methods.(a) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Labour Office

    Geneva,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Muller, J
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 359-375
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157373
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM