There is an increasing awareness of the cost-effectiveness of including natural resource management as part of the planning for infrastructure development. A Pilot Materials Database (PRMD) relational structure has been set up and a representative suite of data has been collected and entered into this structure.
This document comprises a Main Text and three Appendices. Following the Introduction, the Main Text summarises the importance of local materials in the development of rural infrastructure and the advantages of being able to readily access information of the nature and quantities of available construction materials. Chapters 4 and 5 describe the development and current status of the SEACAP 19 Pilot Materials Database (PRMD), while Chapter 6 outlines the way forward through a staged expansion of the PRMD. A selected bibliography of useful papers and reports is included.
Appendix A provides a guideline of the data collection procedure as developed for the PRMD and Appendix B describes the associated database structure. Appendix C is a Concept Note on the expansion of the PRMD through a series of Modules.