West African Journal of Industrial and Academic Research

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Investigation and assessment of bamboo as a construction material (Part 1)

A.J. Gana, J Theophilus


The shortage of housing in developing countries motivated the search for low cost construction sustainable materials that can be applied in the construction of affordable houses in this context; researchers have been studying the application of the locally available natural materials as building material as blocks, reinforcement, soils, and cement. The understanding of working with bamboo has caught the attention of Engineers, architects and material researchers due to its great potential as a construction material. This study attempts to investigate and assess bamboo as a construction material, benefits, Veritable investment for low and high income earners, bamboo applications, and its characteristics. The study provides recommendation and conclusion which befit the subject matter under consideration.

Keywords: investigation, assessment, bamboo as a construction material

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