Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Durability of whole culm bamboo: Facts, misconceptions and the new ISO 22156 framework

Kaminski, Sebastian; Harries, Kent; Felipe Lopez, Luis; Trujillo, David; Archila, Hector

Durability of whole culm bamboo: Facts, misconceptions and the new ISO 22156 framework Thumbnail


Authors

Sebastian Kaminski

Kent Harries

Luis Felipe Lopez

David Trujillo



Abstract

Durability of bamboo is one of the most important aspects to consider when designing and building with this nature-based material. Durable structures with bamboo are resilient, cost-effective and have a lower whole life-cycle environmental impact. This paper firstly reviews the main causes of decay of bamboo: beetle, termite and fungal, and then discusses the efficacy of different treatments-both traditional and modern. Common misconceptions around the durability of bamboo and its preservation methods are corrected. Finally, the recently published framework for durability of bamboo within ISO 22156-Bamboo Structures, based on Use Classes, is presented.

Citation

Kaminski, S., Harries, K., Felipe Lopez, L., Trujillo, D., & Archila, H. (2022). Durability of whole culm bamboo: Facts, misconceptions and the new ISO 22156 framework. . https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6575090

Conference Name NOCMAT 2022 - 18th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies
Start Date Jun 7, 2022
End Date Jun 23, 2022
Acceptance Date May 10, 2022
Online Publication Date May 22, 2022
Publication Date May 22, 2022
Deposit Date Aug 11, 2022
Publicly Available Date Aug 11, 2022
DOI https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6575090
Keywords Bamboo; durability; preservation; codes; ISO
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9851319
Publisher URL https://zenodo.org/record/6575090#.YvT95lTMJPY
Additional Information Durability of bamboo is one of the most important aspects to consider when designing and building with this nature-based material. Durable structures with bamboo are resilient, cost-effective and have a lower whole life-cycle environmental impact. This paper firstly reviews the main causes of decay of
bamboo: beetle, termite and fungal, and then discussed the efficacy of different treatments – both traditional and modern. Common misconceptions around the durability of bamboo and its preservation methods are corrected. Finally, the recently published framework for durability of bamboo within ISO 22156 – Bamboo Structures, based on Use Classes, is presented.

Files









You might also like



Downloadable Citations