The project involves designing and constructing a simple school building with materials and techniques found in seismic area of Malawi, by adopting some strategies to increase the structure’s capacity to withstand seismic actions. The basic structural material to be used is bamboo, reinforced with timber, straw and mud, and masonry blocks. The seismic-resistant structure elements are fashioned of plywood and stainless-steel screws easily assembled given suitable instructions. Experimental tests show the performance of the main joints, while the execution phases for joints are simple, low cost and easy to disseminate.

A proposal of bamboo frameworks for low-cost constructions in seismic areas

SASSU, MAURO;
2010

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The project involves designing and constructing a simple school building with materials and techniques found in seismic area of Malawi, by adopting some strategies to increase the structure’s capacity to withstand seismic actions. The basic structural material to be used is bamboo, reinforced with timber, straw and mud, and masonry blocks. The seismic-resistant structure elements are fashioned of plywood and stainless-steel screws easily assembled given suitable instructions. Experimental tests show the performance of the main joints, while the execution phases for joints are simple, low cost and easy to disseminate.
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