Proceedings of the Second Dhaka Housing & Hazards International Seminar on Affordable Village Building Technologies: From Research To Realisation. Introduction

The Second International Seminar Dhaka 99 has come at an important stage in the development of Building for Safety in Bangladesh. It consolidates much of the initial work and provides a platform from which the wider applications of the techniques and methods can proceed. It started to create the networks of people and organisations which are essential to promoting understanding at all levels from government to the individual citizen. Most importantly, the updated recommendations contributed by the many informed and experienced participants will help to guide the future course of the Housing & Hazards consortium both in Bangladesh and in other hazard-affected countries.