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Can Bamboo Make For More Sustainable Reinforced Concrete?
Green
Wednesday March 2 2016

Can Bamboo Make For More Sustainable Reinforced Concrete?

Composite bamboo materials could have a transformative impact upon the global construction sector by raising the sustainability and economy of key building materials such as reinforced...

Busting the Bamboo Con
Business
Wednesday February 17 2016

Busting the Bamboo Con

You’ve all heard it. Most of you have likely bought it. Guaranteed, you’ve seen advertising or marketing or TV ads promoting this amazing ‘bamboo fabric’ or...

The Bamboo Revival: Green Structures
Structural
Thursday March 12 2015

The Bamboo Revival: Green Structures

Bamboo is one of the world’s oldest structural materials and has been used in construction for centuries. Now new research could potentially bolster its continued resurgence...

Vietnam Firm Trials Low-cost ‘S-House’
Residential
Tuesday January 27 2015

Vietnam Firm Trials Low-cost ‘S-House’

Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. But unlike them, his seemingly simple abode is designed...

Engineered Bamboo: The Green Evolution
Green
Friday September 19 2014

Engineered Bamboo: The Green Evolution

Bamboo is an appealing green building option but there are limitations to the product. MIT researchers are looking for ways to engineer the grass to create...

Two Workers killed in Hong Kong after 56-Storey Plunge
Safety
Wednesday March 26 2014

Two Workers killed in Hong Kong after 56-Storey Plunge

Two construction workers in Hong Kong have plunged 56 storeys to their deaths, fire authorities said, after the scaffolding they stood upon snapped in two.

To The Floor With It: 2014 Green Flooring Trends
Green
Wednesday December 11 2013

To The Floor With It: 2014 Green Flooring Trends

Hardwood flooring is sharing the market with an array of green flooring alternatives that offer more than just environmental credentials.

Bamboo Bowls Secure First Place in Barangaroo Design Competition
Business
Thursday July 4 2013

Bamboo Bowls Secure First Place in Barangaroo Design Competition

Sydney architecture firm Collins and Turner has won a design competition for its inspiring bamboo building concept for Barangaroo South.