A McConkey

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Name: A McConkey
Organization: Nile Center for Alternative Technology
Website: http://www.nilecat.org
Title: Director

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We are seeking to encourage low-income residents of Khartoum to use Stabilised Soil Bricks (SSBs) for house building rather than dried mud. Initially we will build a machine to press the bricks based on a design in use in Brazil. The next step is to make a range of bricks to test, varying the composition - which soil types to mix and in what proportions - in order to come up with the best local mixture. In keeping with the educational aims of our centre, university students will do the research under a Master's programme.