BamBeachCamp - Bamboo Bootcamp

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What’s in this course?


“Bamboo 101” aims to provide a foundation of knowledge about the various facets of bamboo, from its natural growth and ecological significance to its practical applications in a wide range of industries. We will explore bamboo’s potential as a sustainable material with multifaceted benefits.

use of bamboo in construction

Bamboo Design & Engineering

“Bamboo Design and Engineering” focuses on the structural and functional aspects of using bamboo in various design and engineering applications. We combine principles of architecture, engineering, material science, and sustainability to harness the unique properties of bamboo for a wide range of projects.

Bamboo Construction & Carpentry Techniques

Bamboo construction & carpentry techniques involve using bamboo as a primary material to create various structures, furniture, and functional items. Bamboo’s strength, flexibility, and sustainability make it suitable for a wide range of construction and carpentry applications. We will build a medium-sized structure during this workshop.

Balsa Making

Building a bamboo raft requires a combination of practical skills, knowledge of materials, and an understanding of basic principles related to buoyancy and construction.

use of bamboo in construction

Bamboo Treehouse

Mastering the techniques for attaching bamboo to foundations is an essential aspect of bamboo construction.

What you will learn

We have listed some of the things you’ll be doing

Our methodology will combine lectures and actual hands-on activities to ensure you will be equipped to do this on your own moving forward.

Introduction to Bamboo for Sustainable Environmental Protection, Livelihood and Business Opportunities

Bamboo plants belong to the grass family (Poaceae) and exhibit a unique and distinctive morphology.

Different bamboo species have evolved to thrive in various ecological niches, contributing to the overall biodiversity and ecological balance of their respective habitats.

Understanding and prioritizing bamboo species in the Philippines is essential for effective conservation, sustainable development, cultural preservation, and environmental protection.

Harvesting bamboo requires careful planning & proper techniques to ensure the health of the bamboo plant and the quality of the harvested materials.

Identifying the age of bamboo culms is important for construction, as age have varying levels of strength, durability, & suitability for different applications.

Bamboo treatment is important as it enhances the durability, strength, and longevity of bamboo products, particularly when used in construction.

Bamboo post-processing refers to the series of steps and treatments that bamboo goes through after it has been harvested and before it is ready for its intended use.

Bamboo scaled model help visualize architectural designs before constructing the full-scale building

Understanding the structural properties of bamboo is vital for designing safe, durable, & efficient structures that maximize bamboo’s unique characteristics.

Bamboo joinery techniques are the foundation of successful bamboo construction. These techniques are essential for creating durable, resilient, and beautiful bamboo structures.

Lashing is a fundamental skill that forms the backbone of bamboo construction. This creates secure connections that hold the structure together, ensuring stability and safety.

On-ground assembly is particularly useful for larger or more intricate bamboo structures, such as pavilions, large roofs, or multi-story buildings.

It’s important to note that while power tools offer numerous advantages, proper training and safety precautions are paramount.

Bamboo lamination offers a balance between the natural beauty of bamboo and the functional properties required for construction and design.