For information and contact: sjoerd[At]nienhuys-dot-info
After several construction projects in the Netherlands, I worked with or for the SNV, UNESCO, BREDA, DGIS, INEN, OAS, INVA, IHS, DHV, UNCHS, DANIDA, Netherlands Embassy, ILO, Toolconsult, Trocaire, Waste, Agha Khan, Practical Action, PUM and the NAM.
Some of the papers I developed are listed here.-----------------------------------------------------------
Improvement General. Powerpoint Introduction Part 1. Applicable for
high altitude areas such as the Himalayas of Pakistan, India, Bhutan,
Nepal, Afghanistan and Tadjikistan. 30 pages, version 2012 , 3.1 MB This powerpoint shows some key aspects of the house improvement programme in high altitude areas. The text explanation is given in House Improvements text, Part 2. 100 kB, 30 pages.
Overview of BACIP house Improvements year 2000. 1.67 MB, 45 pages. An overview of the house improvements that were realised in Northern Areas of Pakistan as part of the Building And Construction Improvement Programme of the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services. Including thermal, heating, seismic and sanitation aspects.
The Impact of BACIP Interventions on Health and Housing in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. 1.45 MB, 60 pages. Produced by the Aga Khan Health Services programme staff. The after-effect of the BACIP house improvement prgramme.
Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP) REVIEW ~ 2008. Assessment and Recommendations. PART I: Operations. 2.46 MB, 60 pages. A review of the implementation of the year 2000 BACIP house improvement programme.
BACIP, Review 2008, part II, Diversification and Quality. 6.2 MB, 55 pages. Because the first series of improvements were very simple, improvement on durability, quality and marketing potential are constant development issues.
Design of Primary School Buildings for Remote Mountain Areas. Design for Off-Road Construction 5.4 MB, 45 pages. Without road access the earthquake resistant and climate designs need te be adapted to available materials and techniques.
Marketing House Improvements. A Training Outline on Product Marketing for for Small Entrepreneurs April 2012, 28 pages, 2 MB. Explanation
of some of the marketing strategies and methods that served to promote
the house improvements in remote mountain areas.
Bucaramanga, Photo report 1981, on Urban Settlement and Slope Control. 6.5 MB, 21 pg.
Investigation for urban settlement improvement and development of UASB in Colombia 1981. For the building of the Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket installation, a city wide slope stabilisation programme was needed to control erosion.