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Engineered bamboo and bamboo engineering
David Trujillo and Dr Hector ArchilaThis Research Summary is based on an international symposium titled Bamboo in the Urban Environment, which took place at the University of Pittsburgh in May 2016. It focuses on topics related to:
- product development
- material testing and characterisation
- testing of connections, and
- end products.
This document is divided into two broad topics: engineered bamboo and bamboo engineering.
Summary of selected timber research projects presented at World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016
Hugh Mansfield-WilliamsThe World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016 was a major event for structural timber research and development. This Research Summary discusses a selection of the presentations, covering topics such as:
- product innovation
- structural use of hardwoods
- use of timber in Japan
- system build
- building performance, and
- engineering problems.