This presentation will look at how we can find creative ways to use bamboo, explore its varied possibilities, change its perception as a poor man’s material and showcase its advantages and technology relevant to contemporary life.
At the completion of this session attendees will understand:
- The environmental and economic benefits of cultivating bamboo for building. (AACA Competency:1.4 Identification of factors that may impact on client project requirements and objectives and 3.1 Design response integrates the objectives of brief, user intent and built purpose.)
- How bamboo is manufactured for building materials (AACA Competency: 3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.)
- The benefits of engineered bamboo over other materials. (AACA Competency: 3.3 Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues.)
- Industry issues preventing the specification of bamboo (AACA Competency: 4.3 Application of creative imagination aesthetic judgement to produce coherent design.)