Inspirational Construction and the built environment case studies

Practical Action's case stories have been developed from inspirational stories around the world. They include information about the product's development, specification details with linked teaching activities.

UK case studies

Eden Project - the idea and development of Cornwall's environmental project.

A solar home - the story of how one woman decided to make her home more sustainable

International case studies

Self build housing - a story of house building in Maasai land, Kenya

In addition, there are a number of construction based case studies with back-up technical information. Go to Technical briefs.

Inspirational stories from Practical Action's international work in Construction

Help your student's learn about our work in disaster risk reduction, supporting communities to use construction techniques and materials that can withstand disasters. See our inspired work from Peru working on Earthquake resistant homes  and our flood resistant housing in Bangladesh.

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