Thursday, 05 November 2015 08:02

Could Bamboo Be the Next Revolution in the Building Industry?

That is according to Prof Dirk Hebel (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) where he was speaking at the World Architecture Festival 2015. "This has the potential to revolutionize our building industry and finally provide an alternative to the monopoly of reinforced concrete,"

He goes on to say: "We can produce a material that in terms of tensile capacity is better than steel," Hebel said. "Our material is only a quarter of the weight of steel. In terms of strength to weight, it performs better than steel. The material, called bamboo composite material, can be pressed into any shape and then sawn or sanded like wood.”

Bamboo truly is the material of the future!

Click here for the full article: Bamboo Fibre is stronger and cheaper than steel

 

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