Building with bamboo: a handbook
This revised handbook brings together the practical experiences of engineers in the field and of research programmes testing bamboo. The author shows how bamboo can be harvested, seasoned and jointed to form walls, doors and windows, roofs, floors, ceilings, roof trusses and bridges, and how to weave bamboo.
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Harvesting and preservation
Mechanical and economic considerations
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Abutment-pier allowable stress Bamboo bridge bamboo culm bamboo houses bamboo mats bamboo plantations Bamboo Project bamboo reinforcement bamboo roof bamboo strips bamboo structure bamboo trusses beam bending bitumen Boric acid boron Boucherie braces building with bamboo calculate ceiling cent centre Chapter column concrete construction Costa Rica CRNBP cross-section dead load deformation developed diagonal Dieldrin distance earthquake economic Eindhoven example fibres fire Flattened bamboos floor covering frame girders guadua handbook Harvesting Janssen joists keep lashed lath length material mechanical properties method metres millimetres modulus N/mm nailed nodes open ends open tank outer diameter piece of bamboo pins plaster plybamboo plywood preservative problem properties of bamboo purlins reinforcement Bamboo result roofing sheets shingles shown in Figure Sliding plane small bamboos soil split bamboo steel bolt steel reinforcement strength tensile stress termites timber treat bamboo trough Upper member vertical piles Wattle-and-daub wind suction wood woven bamboo Young's modulus