Structural engineering with bamboo
Date & Time

4 August 2020
12:30 - 13:45 BST

Price
Members - £45.50 + VAT

Standard - £70 + VAT
Back to Previous

Structural engineering with bamboo

Webinar
Date & Time

4 August 2020
12:30 - 13:45 BST

Price
Members - £45.50 + VAT

Standard - £70 + VAT

Availability Available

An insight into bamboo as a material and bamboo poles as a ‘structural product’.

The webinar will provide an understanding of the typical mechanical properties of bamboo and basic considerations when working with bamboo pole construction (e.g. grading, durability, preservation, procurement, fire-resistance). Codes and standards for structural design with bamboo will be identified and discussed. A quick glance will be given to the numerous technologies available to use bamboo. Finally, some common myths and misconceptions will be discussed.

This will be of interest to members with an active interest in structural use of bamboo and those involved in humanitarian or development projects in tropical countries.
 

Speakers

David Trujillo

David has been researching bamboo for over 20 years, and has authored or co-authored more than 25 publications on the subject, including the IStructE Technical Papers on bamboo within The Structural Engineer. He has led the development of two ISO standards for bamboo, which are now British Standards (BS ISO 22157 and BS ISO 19624). He is actively participating in the revision of ISO 22156 (Structural Design), and Chapter G of Colombia’s building code.

Seb Kaminski

Seb is a structural engineer in Arup’s Specialist Technology & Research Team. He is a specialist in the use of bamboo, especially for housing, and led the IStructE Technical Papers on Bamboo within The Structural Engineer. Seb is currently involved in the revision of ISO 22156 (Structural Design of Bamboo) and the development of a testing guide for bamboo shear walls, and runs international training courses in using bamboo structurally.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

You may also be interested in