This revised handbook brings together the practical experiences of engineers in the field and of research programmes testing bamboo. The author shows how bamboo can be harvested, seasoned and jointed to form walls, doors and windows, roofs, floors, ceilings, roof trusses and bridges, and how to weave bamboo.
Bamboo building books seem to be either practical or inspirational. Fewer practical ones exist but Building with Bamboo by Jules Janssen is one. Considered the most practical book on those structures it has diagrams, engineering formulas and details throughout.' West Hawaii Today
Preface 1 Introduction 2 Harvesting and preservation 3 Mechanical and economic considerations 4 Housing in general 5 Floors and foundations 6 Walls, doors and windows 7 Roofs and ceilings 8 Trusses 9 Bridges 10 Concrete reinforcement 11 Woven bamboo Case study - Construction of bamboo houses in Costa Rica References and sources of further information