Engineered bamboo and bamboo engineering
This 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.
Ever since the Government requested the advice of an Independent Panel on Forestry, British-grown timbers have been a hot topic in the industry, yet many people remain unaware of just how much of their timber is sourced from British forests.
With one-third of the total sawn timber and almost two-thirds of...
The term 'timber engineering hardware' encompasses a diverse range of metal components made of steel plate, sheet or strip, which are used to connect timber members together, usually in conjunction with dowel-type metal fasteners.
Timber engineering components have widely replaced traditional carpentry joints, due to their ease of use,...
The well-known environmental advantages of using timber as a construction material, coupled with the wider technical and performance benefits of products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glued laminated timber (glulam), are enabling the construction industry to deliver innovative and cost effective timber buildings.
Article from Timber 2016 Industry Yearbook