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Bamboo: An engineered alternative for buildings in the global South (2019)
Book Chapter
Zea Escamilla, E., Archilla, H., Addissie Nuramo, D., & Trujillo, D. (2019). Bamboo: An engineered alternative for buildings in the global South. In M. Correia Guedes, & G. Cantuaria (Eds.), Bioclimatic Architecture in Warm Climates, 397-414. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12036-8_15

Bamboo is the only Graminea adapted to the life as forest. Bamboos can be found around the globe and are naturally occurring in Africa, America and Asia in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate areas around the equator. Bamboos are giant grasses t... Read More about Bamboo: An engineered alternative for buildings in the global South.

Industrial or traditional bamboo construction? Comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) of bamboo-based buildings (2018)
Journal Article
Archilla, H. F., Escamilla, E. Z., Habert, G., Daza, J. F. C., Archila, H. F., Fernández, J. S. E., & Trujillo, D. (2018). Industrial or traditional bamboo construction? Comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) of bamboo-based buildings. Sustainability, 10(9), 3096. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10093096

© 2018 by the authors. The past five decades have witnessed an unprecedented growth in population. This has led to an ever-growing housing demand. It has been proposed that the use of bio-based materials, and specifically bamboo, can help alleviate t... Read More about Industrial or traditional bamboo construction? Comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) of bamboo-based buildings.

Bamboo reinforced concrete: a critical review (2018)
Journal Article
Archila, H. F., Kaminski, S., Trujillo, D., Zea Escamilla, E., & Harries, K. A. (2018). Bamboo reinforced concrete: a critical review. Materials and Structures, 51(4), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-018-1228-6

© 2018, The Author(s). The use of small diameter whole-culm (bars) and/or split bamboo (a.k.a. splints or round strips) has often been proposed as an alternative to relatively expensive reinforcing steel in reinforced concrete. The motivation for suc... Read More about Bamboo reinforced concrete: a critical review.

Elastic response of cross-laminated engineered bamboo panels subjected to in-plane loading (2017)
Journal Article
Archila, H. F., Archila, H. F., Rhead, A., Ansell, M. P., Walker, P., & Lizarazo-Marriaga, J. (2019). Elastic response of cross-laminated engineered bamboo panels subjected to in-plane loading. Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials, 172(6), 284-295. https://doi.org/10.1680/jcoma.16.00080

© ICE Publishing: All rights reserved. Novel cross-laminated bamboo panels comprising three and five layers (G-XLam3 and G-XLam5) were tested in compression along the main (0°) and the transverse (90°) directions. Linear variable differential transfo... Read More about Elastic response of cross-laminated engineered bamboo panels subjected to in-plane loading.

Low investment costs as key driver for upscaling alternative construction technologies (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Cancio Diaz, Y., Archilla, H. F., Celentano, G., Habert, G., & Edwin, Z. E. (2016, June). Low investment costs as key driver for upscaling alternative construction technologies. Paper presented at No Cost Housing Conference

This study aims to assess alternative materials withstanding low capital investment, with the potential of providing housing affordability for low-income communities. By combining Life Cycle Assessment and Return on Capital Employed techniques, it... Read More about Low investment costs as key driver for upscaling alternative construction technologies.

Limeboo: Lime as a replacement for cement in wallframing systems with bamboo-Guadua (Bahareque Encementado) (2015)
Presentation / Conference
ARCHILA, H. F., PESCE, G. L., ANSELL, M. P., & BALL, R. J. (2015, August). Limeboo: Lime as a replacement for cement in wallframing systems with bamboo-Guadua (Bahareque Encementado). Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies (NOCMAT 2015)

Traditional construction systems with the bamboo species Guadua angustifolia Kunth (Guadua) are standardized under the Colombian code for seismic-resistant buildings [1]. These systems are regarded as highly environmentally friendly due to their inte... Read More about Limeboo: Lime as a replacement for cement in wallframing systems with bamboo-Guadua (Bahareque Encementado).

Mechanical and physical characterization of composite bamboo-Guadua products: Plastiguadua (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Archila, H., Takeuchi, C. P., & Trujillo, D. (2014, August). Mechanical and physical characterization of composite bamboo-Guadua products: Plastiguadua. Paper presented at WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings 2014

The bamboo species Guadua angustifolia Kunth (Guadua) was subjected to different fibre extraction processes, chemically treated and used in combination with a set range of polymers to form various composite materials. Novel technologies and artisan... Read More about Mechanical and physical characterization of composite bamboo-Guadua products: Plastiguadua.

Elastic properties of thermo-hydro-mechanically modified bamboo (Guadua angustifolia Kunth) measured in tension. (2014)
Journal Article
Walker, P., Ansell, M. P., Archila-Santos, H. F., Archila, H., Ansell, M. P., & Walker, P. (2014). Elastic properties of thermo-hydro-mechanically modified bamboo (Guadua angustifolia Kunth) measured in tension. Key Engineering Materials, 600, 111-120. https://doi.org/10.4028...entific.net/KEM.600.111

Guadua angustifolia Kunth (Guadua) was subjected to thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) treatments that modified its microstructure and mechanical properties. THM treatment was applied to Guadua with the aim of tackling the difficulties in the fabrication... Read More about Elastic properties of thermo-hydro-mechanically modified bamboo (Guadua angustifolia Kunth) measured in tension..