Plybamboo sheets as construction material for housing

J.J.A. Janssen, G.E. Gonzalez Beltran

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The aim of this research proposal is to study the use of plybamboo sheets as structural elements (walls) in prefabricated housing in developing countries. One problem major with plybamboo sheets is that each batch could be different. The proposed project, therefore, starts with a research on the properties of sample plybamboo sheets. In the next step, joints between walls will be designed and tested, mainly to resist earthquakes and hurricanes. The result of the study will be a theory on plybamboo sheets as structural element in housing, validated for one sample batch of plybamboo sheets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBamboo for sustainable developments : proceedings of the Fifth International Bamboo Congress and the Sixth International Bamboo Workshop. San José, Costa Rica, 2-6 November
EditorsAruri Kumar, I.V. Ramamuja Rao
Place of PublicationUtrecht
ISBN (Print)90-6764-357-2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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