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The basic technique of traditional furniture making in China is called «Yu». This technique involves making a bent mortise which ties the different components together and forms a strong framework. This manual provides a practical step-by-step guide to producing Yu style furniture, from selecting the bamboos to use, to finishing and producing various additional design […]
This manual explains how to construct an emergency shelter using locally-available bamboo.
Bamboo has a long history as a building material in many parts of the world. It is light, strong and easy to grow. In spite of these advantages, it is widely perceived as a temporary, poor man’s material. However, with careful specification and design, safe, secure and durable bamboo shelter is achievable at a price […]
In the Workshop twenty international and Chinese speakers presented their papers. About 30 papers in English or in Chinese were shared on the workshop on the bamboo resource management and utilization. This proceedings are a compilation of the part of the papers presented at the workshop by the participants for disseminating the knowledge to a […]
The bamboo plant supports an international trade which is worth more than USD 2 billion per year. Yet international trade represents only a small proportion of total bamboo usage – domestic use is estimated to account for at least 80 per cent. Bamboo is thus a major world commodity. This work is a first step towards […]
The major objectives of the project are to promote the effective use of bamboo scaffolding in building construction through advancement and dissemination of structural bamboo technology. Both the established knowledge and the proven practice of bamboo scaffolding in Hong Kong are formalized and documented as follows: a. Erection of Bamboo Scaffolds covering material selection, typical […]
In 1999, a research and development project titled ‘Bamboo Scaffolds in Building Construction’ was undertaken at the Research Center For Advanced Technology in Structural Engineering (RCATISE) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with the support of INBAR. The major objectives of the project are to promote the effective use of bamboo scaffolding in building construction […]
This INBAR guide written in English and Spanish details traditional bamboo preservation methods in Latin America.
This TOTEM on the producttion and distribution of low-cost bamboo-based houses has been produced by the charity Viviendas del Hogar de Cristo (Houses of Christ), Guayaquil, Ecuador. It is intended to illustrate not only the technology of house production, by Hogar de Cristo’s successful experiences in making houses available to the poorest and most needy […]