Application of Industrialized Housing System in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
For the last decade, the housing industry in Addis Ababa has shown tremendous growth mainly due to the mass housing development project that has been undertaken by the government. However, the housing development in Addis Ababa is not without problems. The main difficulty has been the mismatch between supply and demand to overwhelming housing demand and poor affordability. To ease the pressure on the large-scale production, population, resources, and environment, this study investigates housing industrialization as one of the feasible options for Addis Ababa. A critical literature review, field research, and contextual analysis were conducted to collect data that is currently in progress. The study analyzes the existing difficulties and threatening encounters as well as opportunities for future development of Addis Ababa’s housing industry, and it reviews the way in which to stimulate housing industrialization. The study revealed that developing nations like Ethiopia need to give particular consideration for the formation of a framework for the development of housing industrialization that advances the progress of housing technology, thereby developing housing contribution to science and technology. Keywords- Industrialized Housing, Building Components, Material, Technology, Addis Ababa.