Economic Section Indici

Business Model

Tank Book, Glossary

Equipment: Plaster mixer, small truck, welding torches, roof support rafters, hoses, trowels, cutters, hog ring pliers, and benders.

Optional equipment: Arc welder, pneumatic hog ring gun, shotcrete nozzle (Though straight hand work --- plaster mixer(s) to wheel barrows to plasters --- will always be an excellent method). A hired concrete pump does facilitate large roof areas, still, a bucket brigade can move large amounts plaster.

Felix Candela, photo section

Fundamental Business:

1) Build water reservoirs, aqueducts, animal shelters, and shade roofs for outdoor work areas.

Tank Book, chapter 7

Build a business inventory for construction and sales (between jobs):

2) Prefabricate tank hatches for use.
3) Prefabricate standard septic tanks, various sizes, for sale.
4) Road drainage catch basins, with standard pipe fitting holes.
5) Large flower pots for hotels and parks.
6) Water troughs.
7) Expand roof support inventory.

House Book, chapter 6


A ferrocement industry is most probable in areas of abundant labor motivated to be enthusiastic about being builders of housing in small enterprises. A network of 1 - 5 person businesses which can delay digging and steel work to assist each other with concrete application and other short-term, high-labor tasks can be highly beneficial to infrastructure development. Large corporations will purchase from a broad base of production capacity.

A construction network like this will tend to maintain independence because the return on work value is high. Build one septic tank in free time and the second will be quicker and easier. Set price competitively as-well-as to create good income.

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