In this project we are going to study different building materials used locally in Himachal Pradesh. We will be studying the material properties like their tensile strength, ductility, thermal conductivity or in other words, try to find out their pros and cons. Information would be cllected by visiting various local places and contacting local architects. We would also stay in touch with geographers and other experts as this is an earthquake prone area and keep that in mind before jumping to any conclusion about a building material or its stability. Finally if time allows, we would try to come up with designs and materials that are best suited for IIT Mandi's Kamand campus.