1. Helping people, communities, businesses and governments – local and national – improve the quality of home, workplaces, neighborhood and town environment through use of cost-effective and environmentally sound construction technologies and methodologies.
  2. Enabling development of new insight and new practices of low cost construction through active communication and discussion of problems, possibilities and solutions among researchers and practitioners.
  3. Avoiding the cost of “re-inventing the wheel” and preventing duplication of research thereby enabling more benefits to be realize¬†with less consumption of resources.
  4. Facilitating development of researchers’ and practitioners’ knowledge and skill and promotion of users’ awareness of the availability of new cost-effective local technologies.