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Building with Bamboo

By Jules Janssen
ISBN: 9781853392030
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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  • Synopsis
    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.
  • Table of Contents
    Preface
    1 Introduction
    2 Harvesting and preservation
    3 Mechanical and economic considerations
    4 Housing in general
    5 Floors and foundations
    6 Walls, doors and windows
    7 Roofs and ceilings
    8 Trusses
    9 Bridges
    10 Concrete reinforcement
    11 Woven bamboo
    Case study - Construction of bamboo houses in Costa Rica
    References and sources of further information
  • Endorsements
    ‘Written in clear, simple English... illustrations are well labelled and captioned... [this book] should serve the needs of many people who are using bamboo for construction purposes in the developing countries.’ A. N. Rao, Bamboo Newsletter
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Jules Janssen
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 72
    Format Paperback / softback
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