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Sebastian is a Senior Structural Engineer working in the Advanced Technology and Research Team in Arup, London. He works with a variety of materials, including reinforced concrete, steel, masonry, timber and bamboo. He has experience in assessing existing buildings and in seismic design, both in the developed and developing world. He has particular experience in the design of low-cost housing using local materials such as bamboo.
Sebastian is one of Arup’s specialists in bamboo, having worked on a number of projects using bamboo and cane around the world. He is author of an in-house guidance note on building with bamboo and provides ad hoc advice to Arup staff on the topic. Sebastian has presented and run courses on the structural use of bamboo both internally and externally in countries including Haiti and Nepal. He is currently also involved in a number of research projects involving bamboo, and is lead author of a new bamboo-in-the-round design guide to be published in the UK shortly.
Bunclark, L, Kaminski, S. [forthcoming] Development and evaluation of people-centred housing in El Salvador. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Engineering Sustainability. London, UK.
Kaminski, S. 2013. Engineered Bamboo Houses for Low-Income Communities in Latin America. The Structural Engineer. 91, 14-23
Kaminski, S., Coates, K., Lawrence, A., Aleman, J. July 2015. Seismic Design of Low-Cost and Sustainable Cane, Timber and Mortar Housing for El Salvador. SECED 2015 Conference: Earthquake Risk and Engineering towards a Resilient World.
Kaminski, S., Lawrence, A., Coates, K., Foulkes, L. .2016. A low-cost vernacular improved housing design. Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers – Civil Engineering. London, UK
Kaminski, S., Lawrence, A., Trujillo, D. [in press] ‘Structural Use of Bamboo 1: Introduction to Bamboo’. The Structural Engineer.
Kaminski, S., Lawrence, A., Trujillo, D., King, C. [in press] ‘Structural Use of Bamboo 2: Durability and Preservation’. The Structural Engineer.
Kaminski, S., Lawrence, A., Trujillo, D. [in press] ‘Structural Use of Bamboo 3: Design values’. The Structural Engineer.
Kaminski, S., Lawrence, A., Trujillo, D. [in press] ‘Structural Use of Bamboo 4: Element design equations’. The Structural Engineer.
Málaga-Chuquitaype, C., Kaminski, S., Elghazouli, A., Lawrence, A. 2014. Seismic response of timber frames with cane and mortar walls. Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers – Structures and Buildings. London, UK