Bamboo is in the spotlight as a potential building material in the current pursuit of a CO2-neutral society, due to its rapid maturation and excellent mechanical properties. Despite the growing interest in bamboo in academia and society, there is a lack of systematic understanding of the fabrication, design and construction processes using bamboo as a modern industrial material. This is the first book to describe a new category of structural systems constructed with engineered bamboo. It gives a definition of engineered bamboo (glubam) in an analogy with steel structures and wood structures. Structural systems and components have been designed using glubam; then industrialized production processes of glubam are described. Based on state-of-the-art research, design guidelines are suggested, in a comparable and parallel approach to the existing guidelines for composite wood structures. The book also discusses bamboo structures in the context of sustainable development, including the benefits of using bamboo as an alternative or replacement for wood, especially for developing countries, many of which are faced with the lack or destruction of forest resources.

chapter Chapter 1|22 pages

Bamboo for Carbon Neutral Development

chapter Chapter 2|22 pages

Production of Engineered Bamboo

chapter Chapter 3|76 pages

Material Properties of Glubam

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Design Strength of Glubam

chapter Chapter 5|58 pages

Connections in Glubam Structures

chapter Chapter 6|40 pages

Performance of Glubam Structural Members

chapter Chapter 7|18 pages

Glubam Trusses

chapter Chapter 8|24 pages

Engineered Bamboo Structural Walls