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Re: GSBN:bamboe grid in foundation



Thanks Bruce and Dave, 

It would be splendid to discover other choices, possibly some sort of used fish-netting...

Martin





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From: "bainbridge" bainbrid@...
To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: GSBN:bamboe grid in foundation


> Hi Martin,
> 
> Yes. There is some work on  bamboo in concrete. The long term
> performance was not very good as I recall. I think it was ITDG -- see
> below. I will try to find my file...
> The bamboo is sometimes treated to improve its lifetime. It occurs to
> me that it might be improved by puncturing the webs and filling the
> center with a foamed concrete.
> 
> Dave
> 
> 
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.energia.inf.cu/biblioteca/chapters/housing.htm";>http://www.energia.inf.cu/biblioteca/chapters/housing.htm</a>
> A Series of Articles on the Use of Bamboo in Building Construction,
> Disk 20, File 25-658, 177 pages, collected by Dr. Jules J.A. Janssen,
> 1982, ITDG, out of print.
> 
> This welcome collection assembles a variety of practical bamboo
> articles in one place. Preservation techniques are followed by
> sections on the use of bamboo in housing, bridges, water supply, and
> concrete reinforcement. One article explains how to calculate the
> strength of bamboos for construction purposes.
> 
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