Bamboo Construction Techniques
Construction using bamboo is not only environmentally friendly but a smart choice for efficiency. Any homes or building units constructed out of bamboo or natural materials instead of man made can be identified as “natural buildings“.
One large reason that bamboo is classified as an environmental friendly material is because of the incredible fast growing that these plants are known for. Thus, does not have a detrimental effect on the worlds environment because it can be grown almost as fast as it is cut down.
Bamboos are also known for their high leaf density on the surface area making it extremely efficient for removing unwanted carbon dioxide from our failing atmosphere and therefore generating mass amounts of oxygen for a replacement.
Considered as a “grass“, bamboo harvested takes its place as a 3 to 5 year cycle as compared to more than 24 years for other woods and trees to reach their mature life.
Many different bamboo construction techniques are available when using this natural material. Examples such as homes, porches, roofs, furniture, baskets, bicycles and pens have been constructed using bamboo.
History of Bamboo Construction
The ancient Chinese created what were called “fire arrows,” which were made with bamboo and filled with gunpowder which gave more distance to their arrows used in a regular way. Bamboo also has an old history of usage in buildings and structures, being a very popular construction method for the Chinese, Southern Asian and Central and South Americas.
The construction industry of today is taking note of this in more detail and are now starting to use bamboo as building products on a larger scale than ever before.