Bamboo Home Design & Engineering
Bamboo is green engineering and building at its best. If you prefer wood, but want increased sustainability, bamboo is a green home design material that is not only environmentally friendly but also easy on your wallet. Bamboo homes are attractive and offer many benefits to homeowners.
Features of a Bamboo House
Eco-Friendly – Bamboo absorbs pollutants, including 2/3 more carbon dioxide than other plants and releases more super-oxygenated air. Bamboo produces 30% more oxygen than traditional wood. It also prevents erosion and is ideal for coastal areas. When it comes to sustainable building designs from a structural engineer, bamboo is a great choice for your custom bamboo home.
Flexibility for Design – Bamboo is flexible so you can bend it without fear of splintering or breaking. It can also be grown into different shapes using boxes or molds. This makes it versatile enough to work for walls, roofs, floors, concrete reinforcement, piping, and even scaffolding. Although not wood, bamboo homes are considered superior in quality to traditional stick-frame homes and can last as long with proper maintenance.
Sustainable Building – Traditional construction requires heavy machinery and produces excessive construction waste. Bamboo is lightweight and requires smaller trucks to be transported. It is easy to erect the structure based on the custom house plans drawn up by PSE. Bamboo construction saves on energy, emissions, environmental impact, and even crew count and labor. Remaining bamboo is easily recycled.
Resistance – Bamboo homes are naturally earthquake resistant. They can absorb shock and have been known to remain standing when concrete houses were destroyed. In addition, bamboo can withstand winds of up to 170 mph—hurricane and tornado strength. When treated properly, bamboo homes are insect resistant, safeguarding you from infestation.
Aside from its structural benefits, bamboo grows fairly quickly, with some species growing four feet per day. Others grow to 180 feet high and a meter wide. Bamboo also self regenerates. If you cut a stalk and replant it, it will grow. Quick growth means faster harvesting—in only three to five years. Bamboo requires very little maintenance and doesn’t need fertilizer or pesticides.
After reading about the benefits of bamboo construction, you may want to consider this option for designing your dream home plans. Our engineers will work with you to build a home you can be proud of. Choose sustainable structural design and build your home using a truly renewable resource. An experienced sustainable structure engineering firm such as PSE can help design your custom house plans.
- Distinctive and sterling design for bamboo homes, buildings, and bridges.
- An accomplished, diverse, competent and highly skilled staff at your service.
- Experienced and exceptional analytical techniques applied to challenges and opportunities.
- State-of-the-art design technology and cutting-edge software combined with a high degree of professionalism, personal and quality service to each and every one of our clients.
Do you love bamboo as much as we do?
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Bamboo: A Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Plant for All Aspects of Living