ERIC Number: ED242878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Bamboo as a Building Material. Peace Corps. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Reprint R-33.
McClure, F. A.
This manual, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Point Four program, presents critical features and principles of using bamboo as a building material. Information provided in the manual includes the following: parts of a house for which bamboos are suitable, bamboo reinforcement of concrete, geographical distribution of bamboos, differences among species, some bamboos used in housing, shortcomings of bamboo and how to overcome them, preservation, skill requirements, tool requirements, differentiation and evaluation of species of bamboo, and collecting specimens for identification. A list of the salient features of different types of bamboo species is included. The publication is illustrated with line drawings and photographs. A list of references completes the manual. (KC)
Descriptors: Building Design, Construction Management, Construction Materials, Construction (Process), Developing Nations, Guidelines, Hand Tools, Housing, Job Skills, Plant Growth, Plant Identification, Plant Propagation, Postsecondary Education, Roofing, Site Development, Structural Elements (Construction), Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small, light type.