Introduction to bamboo

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Course Curriculum

Introduction

  • What is bamboo?
    09:25
  • The nature of materials
    07:18
  • Wood – the known
    09:54
  • Bamboo – the unknown
    03:39

Understanding how to use bamboo

Architectural language and constructed forms

Analysis and testing

The future

Case studies

Faculty

By the end of this module you will be able to understand:

  • The essential characteristics of bamboo and its potential in moving towards net zero construction.
  • The key differences between timber construction and bamboo construction.
  • Structural and safety considerations pertinent to bamboo construction.
  • The impact of bamboo on architectural language and constructed form.
  • The relative strengths and weakness of natural bamboo and engineered bamboo.
  • Key considerations in designing connections for bamboo structures.
  • International precedents for the use of natural bamboo in construction.
  • International precedents for the use of engineered bamboo in construction.
  • Procedures and best practice for the testing and analysis of bamboo structures.
  • The regulatory landscape: international standards and quality control.
  • Developments in the digitisation of the form and analysis of bamboo structures.
  • Current thinking around the future of bamboo as a construction material.

About this module

This course offers an introduction to both natural and engineered bamboo including an overview of the different types of bamboo; its performance within the context of key sustainability criteria; its inherent structural and aesthetic properties, and issues to consider when developing an architectural and structural language when designing with bamboo. It will also present precedents for the use of natural and engineered bamboo construction.

Those enrolled will also learn about the current regulatory landscape and get an insight into current thinking around the use of bamboo as a construction material in the UK and across the world.
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This module equates to 1.5 hours of CPD
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