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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: New Approaches, Materials & Construction Methods

Design protocol for bamboo structures based on the principles of Building Information Modeling

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: New Approaches, Materials & Construction Methods
  • Pages: 8
  • Title: Design protocol for bamboo structures based on the principles of Building Information Modeling
  • Author(s): Juan Gerardo Oliva, Agustin Hernádez, Chu-Hee Lee, Rodolfo Lorenzo, Marcos Ontiveros, Alejandra Palma, Magdalena Trujillo
  • Keywords: Building Information Modeling (BIM), design methods & aids, bamboo
Abstract
Bamboo has been used worldwide long before the discovery of modern construction techniques and materials. Nevertheless, its use has remained as a handcrafted practice, with regionalized methodologies and construction techniques. The research group at the Universidad Nacional Automa de Mexico-UNAM has successfully characterized the mechanical properties of three different species of Mexican-grown bamboo: Oldhami, Guadua Angustifolia and Phyllostachys bambusoides, as well as started the development of research projects for the analysis and design of lightweight structures with bamboo. Translating the results into practice, UNAM and University College London-UCL are working on a joint research project with the goal of developing an international design protocol for bamboo (whole culms) structures based on the principles of Building Information Modeling-BIM; expecting to develop the relevant scripts for geometric 3D modeling, structural analysis and robotic fabrication. The project's preliminary results are presented in this paper.

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