Structural use of bamboo. Part 2: Durability and preservation

Author: S. Kaminski (Arup Advanced Technology & Research), A. Lawrence (Arup Advanced Technology & Research),D. Trujillo (Coventry University) and C. King (Arup Building Engineering)

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3 October 2016

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Structural use of bamboo. Part 2: Durability and preservation

The Structural Engineer
Structural use of bamboo. Part 2: Durability and preservation
Date published

3 October 2016

First published

3 October 2016

Author

S. Kaminski (Arup Advanced Technology & Research), A. Lawrence (Arup Advanced Technology & Research),D. Trujillo (Coventry University) and C. King (Arup Building Engineering)

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now

Bamboo is a strong, fast growing and very sustainable material, having been used structurally for thousands of years in many parts of the world. In modern times, it has the potential to be an aesthetically pleasing and low cost alternative to more conventional materials, such as timber, as demonstrated by some visually impressive recent structures.

This five-part technical series, aimed at both developed- and developing-world contexts, will bring together current knowledge and best practice on the structural use of bamboo, covering:
• an introduction to bamboo (part 1)
• durability and preservation (part 2)
• design values (part 3)
• element design equations (part 4)
• connections (part 5)

This second article presents the main causes of decay of bamboo and the different methods of protection and preservation available.

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6
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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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