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08-01-2011, 09:17 AM #1Junior Member
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Information needs must be met in a time bound manner
It is obvious that to achieve low cost housing we require information on a wide range of subjects to cater to the basic needs of the people in a better manner. Almost all the civil engineering graduates passing out of the engineering colleges in Kerala are taught to think on scientific lines and focus their attention on the modern building construction methods.
The fact that the traditional Houses in Kerala are strong and are able to withstand the vagaries of nature, climate changes and other natural calamities is not at all considered by the new architects and civil engineers. Thus, the ancient wisdom of the people of the bygone era lies untapped. What is needed in this modern age is a fine blending of the ancient wisdom with the modern technologies.
To think differently is the key to greater progress in a particular field of study. Since vast majorities of the people related to the civil engineering field are accustomed to design, construction and management of buildings according to certain traditional models, it is difficult to force these people to think on modern lines or even to deviate from the pattern that they are used to at present.
Experts and scientists always suggest that the present engineering fraternity must learn to assimilate newer concepts and methodologies, unlearn what they have learned in the past and relearn newer concepts that are relevant in the present market place. Even though newer building construction methodologies and approaches are now being tried out, the old traditional building construction methods have not lost its charm. Even in modern building designs, the traditional architecture forms are being recreated, even though it costs much. It has better appeal than with unaesthetic designs.