Bamboo Building Foundations Workshop Objectives
Who can join in this course?
This workshop is for anybody with the LOVE and Interest in Bamboo and on a mission for a sustainable ecosystem. Farmers that want to propagate, professionals who want to see its properties as a strong building material, Craftsmen who want to learn how to work with it, Enthusiasts who want to learn of its many uses, Arts & Crafts Lovers who want to learn how to use Bamboo as a medium and Entrepreneurs, LGUs and Business People who can see the opportunity for livelihood. The Bamboo Industry fulfills the 17 Sustainable Goals set forth by the UN, thus allowing participants to indulge in building a better world through Bamboo.
Bamboo Building Foundations – Course Objectives
Introduction of Bamboo as sustainable timber
We will explore the natural properties of Bamboo and how this poor man’s timber can be a sustainable building material. This Giant grass can be used for all parts of the build from beams, posts, lintel, roofing, walls and many others. Bamboo is light and strong, with its structural properties, not to mention eco-friendly benefits, make it an ideal material for sustainable building.
Bamboo possibilities and traditional uses
We will take a look at what Bamboo has been used over time and throughout history. We will explore what it can be and the possibilities it brings. We will tackle a wide range of optimal uses for bamboo to give participants a wide-angle view of the industry and where it can go as far as direction for the future of the industry.
Intro on Bamboo post harvest treatment
Bamboo can last over 50 years when treated right. We will demonstrate and experience the different treatment methods known to prolong the life of the Bamboo as a timber as well as maintain its strengths. This module will discuss, treatment options as well as drying and preserving methods.
Bamboo Scaled modeling workshop for structure
Participants will create scale models using Bamboo Sticks to bring their ideas to life and to test if what they have imagined is structurally sound. This is a hands-on training module where we can discover the potential, as well as, the limitations of Bamboo. The output would be a prototype of an actual build in 3D. Structural discoveries, design and architecture are a few things you will learn in this module
Carpentry workshop and furniture prototyping
Hands-on training on how to work with Bamboo. Learn the basic skills needed to be able to make your own furniture, crafts and even joinery for construction. This will show you Filipino carpentry methods, use of the right tools and joinery.
On site quick project start using Bamboo
The output of this course will be an actual structure that hails from scale model to a structure that is upright. The culmination of all the course objectives. A skeleton Structure and a major furniture will be the trophy of this course.
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