Bamboo as a building material. Seminar abstract, report.

Bamboo as a building material, an introduction
Bamboo belongs to the grass family and is not a tree. It is one the fastest growing plants in the world. Therefore, we have plenty of it. So the first thing that comes to mind is how can we use it feasibly. Bamboo is a strong construction material which was used as a construction material in ancient times. Bamboo can be termed as a wood, but it has a hard exterior and softer interior. The timber demand in the world is increasing rapidly while the supply is not growing enough. Industrially treated bamboo can be the answer to this demand-supply gap. Natural bamboo without chemical treatment has a durability of 1-3 years, mainly due to the attacks of insects and fungi.

Increasing the durability of natural bamboo is cheap and easy. Experimentally it is an observation that the maximum tensile strength of some types of bamboo is comparable to a mild variety of steels. Also, it is a fact that the likelihood of failure of bamboo in seismic zones is very less because the energy is absorbed in the joints. Apart from its technical properties, the use of bamboo as a construction material offers the following advantages:

- Cultivation of bamboo is fairly easy and will act as a renewable supply in most soils. This will reduce dependability on natural forests for wood.

- Designs of components made from bamboo is simple and does not require skilled labor, adding to cost effectiveness. Also, will create employment for the unskilled.

Bamboo Can Fill The Gap In The Supply Chain

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