Despite recent initiatives designed to explore various materials and technologies, the uptake of Alternative Building Technologies (ABT) remained slow and sporadic in the architectural practice of Bangladesh. ABT has been adopted and efficiently utilized to solve the inadequacy of housing supply in many parts of the world including Africa and India; however, its poor implementation in the local building sphere has been blamed for lack of information regarding its efficiency and durability. In our country Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI) is the sole organization which literally working alone in the research and development of ABT and have got some success. If appreciated and strategically deployed by the practicing architects, Alternative Building Technology can of course serve as a petri dish for sustainable building practice in Bangladesh.