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The Bamboo Construction Taskforce, facilitated by INBAR, coordinates the activities of international research institutes and commercial companies interested in the structural uses of bamboo. Prior to the Taskforce’s initiation, there was no coordination or communication between research teams working on this subject.
The Taskforce supports INBAR’s membership of the Global Network for Sustainable Housing – the world’s premier knowledge network on sustainable housing, hosted by UN-Habitat in Nairobi.
The Taskforce’s specific objectives are:
Main outcomes and outputs
Expected Taskforce outputs and outcomes include:
The Taskforce Coordinator is Liu Kewei, Coordinator of the Global Bamboo Construction Programme at INBAR. The Taskforce Chair is David Trujillo, from Coventry University, UK. Both the Coordinator and Chair are members of the ISO TC 165 Working Group 12 and are responsible for ensuring that the actions of the Taskforce are integrated into ISO’s international standard development.
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Core group of key experts
The Taskforce consists of a core group of key experts who meet approximately once every year to discuss new standards and the amendment of existing ones, as well as to share latest research results and findings and agree on an annual action plan for the Taskforce.
At present, the core group consists of 21 key experts – all with significant experience working on bamboo construction and related technologies:
– Andrew Lawrence: ARUP, UK
– Arjan Van Der Vegte: MOSO International, Netherlands
– Andry Widyowijatnoko, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
– Bhavna Sharma: University of Bath, UK
– Denamo Addissie: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
– Edwin Zea Escamilla: University of Zurich, Switzerland
– Greg Smith: University of British Columbia, Canada
– Haitao Li: Nanjing Forestry University, China
– Hector Archila Santos: University of Bath, UK
– Juan Francisco Correal Daza: University of the Andes, Colombia
– Kent Harries: University of Pittsburgh, USA
– Martin Tam: Able Mart Limited, Hong Kong
– Mateo Gutierrez Gonzalez: University of Queensland, Australia
– Mauricio Cardenas Laverde: Politecnico di Milano, Italy
– Michael Ramage: University of Cambridge, UK
– Nripal Adhikary: ABARI, Nepal
– Ramesh Chaturvedi: Indian Institute of Technology (retired), India
– Rodolfo Lorenzo: Lecturer, University College London, UK
– Sebastian Kaminski: ARUP, UK
– Xu Qingfeng: Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences, China
– Yann Barnet: San Martin University, Peru
As well as its key experts, the Taskforce also involves a group of correspondence members who can access documents and make recommendations to the core team – although the expert group would final say on publications, documents, and action plans.