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Building regulating office: The need of the times

Abuilding is an infrastructure built permanently or semi-permanently for the use of various characters of occupancies in safe, comfortable and good environmental condition. For sustainable development of building infrastructures various acts, rules, regulations and guidelines are made for strict compliance in addition to setting codes for its safe construction and maintenance practices. In 1993 Bangladesh National Building Code (BNBC) had been published for bringing unanimity in planning, designing, construction, maintenance and even in demolishing practices in the country considering its socio-economic, cultural, religious and environmental conditions. The code was supposed to be followed by all concerned as a good practice. Unfortunately, irregularities in every aspect of building...

Lack of authority makes building code ineffective


Rangs building being demolished yielding space to a link road. Inset- Figure 01: Partners and stake holders in building development.Photo: Anisur Rahman

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So little for so many

Today's piece is the second and concluding part of a report filed by Centre for Urban Studies and WaterAid in Bangladesh on public toilets in Dhaka city.
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Low cost housing for the urban poor in Dhaka City: <i>Studio design </i>

Background: In March 2009, Centre for Urban Studies arranged a studio design workshop for low income group in Dhaka by the students of Department of Architecture, University of Asia Pacific (UAP), Bangladesh with support from URBIS Capacity Building Support for NDBUS (Nagar Daridra Basteebashir Unnayan Sangstha), a registered organisation with social welfare department, Dhaka representing urban poor and slum dwellers of Dhaka city.
About the Course: The workshop is an outcome of an eight-week long academic programme covered by the 4th year UAP architecture students as a design workshop. The students conducted physical and socio-economic surveys on three sites within DCC jurisdiction and prepared design proposals for site- specific upgrading and rehabilitation...

October 1, 2011
October 1, 2011

Lack of authority makes building code ineffective


Rangs building being demolished yielding space to a link road. Inset- Figure 01: Partners and stake holders in building development.Photo: Anisur Rahman

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October 1, 2011
October 1, 2011

Building regulating office: The need of the times

Abuilding is an infrastructure built permanently or semi-permanently for the use of various characters of occupancies in safe, comfortable and good environmental condition. For sustainable development of building infrastructures various acts, rules, regulations and guidelines are made for strict compliance in addition to setting codes for its safe construction and maintenance practices. In 1993 Bangladesh National Building Code (BNBC) had been published for bringing unanimity in planning, designing, construction, maintenance and even in demolishing practices in the country considering its socio-economic, cultural, religious and environmental conditions. The code was supposed to be followed by all concerned as a good practice. Unfortunately, irregularities in every aspect of building...

July 16, 2011
July 16, 2011

Making public toilets work - part II


Today's piece is the second and concluding part of a report filed by Centre for Urban Studies and WaterAid in Bangladesh on public toilets in Dhaka city.
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July 16, 2011
July 16, 2011

So little for so many

Today's piece is the second and concluding part of a report filed by Centre for Urban Studies and WaterAid in Bangladesh on public toilets in Dhaka city.
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July 9, 2011
July 9, 2011
July 9, 2011

Trekking towards civilisation

This burgeoning megalopolis of over 10 million is difficult to manage that no one will disagree. What is however making it unnecessarily more unbearable and unclean is the absence of public toilets at strategic places. The result is outdoor defecating, usually at predawn, and street-side urinating throughout the day. Needless to say the womenfolk are most disadvantaged due to the prevailing situation. Here is one instance where the offender is blameless.
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April 17, 2010
April 17, 2010

Look, listen, learn, and go

WHEN there are more travellers than transporters, when a larger vehicle will save space by replacing several smaller ones, and bring in other environmental joys lesser air and noise pollution, more greenery with roads occupying lesser space for number of persons moved mass transportation emerges as THE solution. Added to that is 'rapid', as of course time is of great meaning and consequence to particularly a city dweller.
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April 17, 2010
April 17, 2010
April 3, 2010
April 3, 2010