Posts Tagged ‘Construction Material’

Bamboo as a Building Material

Strong and Sustainable – Using Bamboo as a Building Material

Ancient yet versatile – Bamboo materials are still useful First used in China over 5,000 years ago, there are hundreds of innovative uses of bamboo materials. For millennia, humans used bamboo as a construction material and for practical products like bows, arrows, paper, and bedding. Writing tablets, building materials, and books have been produced from […]

I’ve Heard Bamboo is the Strongest Woody Plant on Earth – Is this True?

When a pro-cycler raced on a bike made of bamboo a few years ago, Newsweek magazine said this was one early sign that “bamboo may be the most useful raw material ever to be overlooked.” They went on to celebrate bamboo’s entrée into Western architecture: “As the world goes green, however, bamboo’s essential qualities are […]

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Building with Eucalyptus Wood

Useful Information – Building with Eucalyptus Wood When you’re searching for eco-friendly building materials, you don’t have to sacrifice other construction qualities. Many companies are entertaining the thought of building with eucalyptus wood as an alternative to traditional wood.  Eucalyptus wood, a fast-growing hardwood, is sustainable because new growth only takes a few years to […]

Bamboo, the Renewable Resource

Because it is used as a building material, many people mistake bamboo for wood, but it is actually a large type of grass. Were you to view bamboo from above, you would notice it’s grass-like form: the “trunk” is thickest at the base and then gradually becomes more slender and wispy toward the tip. Just […]