FACILITY PLANNING STUDIOGreen building materials (Bamboo) By: Vinay. M (080532)
INTRODUCTION… Bamboo is one of the most amazinglyversatile and sustainable building materials available.Ecologically viable alternative to timber for construction. Materials that are used in green design are alwaysassessed for their environmental impact. Bamboo canreplace concrete, steel or wood, depending on the situationand the application.
WHAT IS BAMBOO? Bamboo is a grass, not a wood. Extensive root system constantly growing underground Replenishes itself naturally. Grows naturally in biologically diverse forests throughout southeast Asia, South and Central America, and the Caribbean
WHY USE BAMBOO? Bamboo stands release 35% more oxygen than equivalent stands of trees. Some bamboo even sequester up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per hectare. Bamboo can also lower light intensity and protects against ultraviolet rays. It is very easy, affordable, and profitable for low income communities to grow and use bamboo. That is why sometimes it is known as "poor mans timber"
CHARACTERISTICS… Bamboo is one of the strongest building materials, tensile strength is 28,000 pounds per square inch versus 23,000 pounds per square inch for steel. Diverse species makes bamboo adaptable to many environments. Bamboo tolerates extremes of precipitation, from 30-250 inches of annual rainfall.
Growing with strength and speed Protects the environment Saving rainforests Renewable resource Exquisite component of design
BAMBOO IN INDIA… The major user of bamboo in India is paper industry, which consumes sizeable proportion of the total annual bamboo production. Bamboo as Building Materials. Bamboo Composite & engineered structure. Bamboo textiles. Home accessories. In asia india second richest country in production of bamboo after china.
BAMBOO-ITS ROLE…. Impact on environment and society. Future scenarios of global bamboo. Bamboo as structural usage.
ROLE OF BAMBOO IN GREEN BUILDING… Bamboo in green design Structural bamboo Cost-effective Housing with bamboo
HOUSING WITH BAMBOO… It has strength, flexibility and versatility and therefore it is a suitable material for practically every part of the house. It is very economical because it is a local product. Bamboo has a very attractive color tone and its skin is very smooth, it does not need to be polished. The construction using bamboo can be combined with other materials such as wood, metal and others.
Flooring, fencing, shoe rack,furniture made of bamboo.
ADVANTAGES… Bamboo is a light material. Easy to store and transport. Bamboo has fibers which helps to cut it with very simple tools. Bamboo continues as the top material for construction because of its price. It does not need to be polished. The construction using bamboo can be combined with other materials such as wood, metal and others.
DISADVANTAGE S: One major disadvantage of bamboo is its poor resistance to fungi and bacteria. Without preservative treatment and proper use, the material has a very short life.