Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you should be able to:
- Develop an understanding of growing, harvesting and manufacturing with bamboo.
- Recognize the process that contributes to a quality bamboo product.
- Understand how bamboo from different manufacturers may contribute to a variety of LEED credits in a certified building.
- Write CSI standard specifications to ensure the quality and sustainability of bamboo used in the project.
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This course provides a comprehensive introduction to bamboo as a proven − and sustainable - building product. The course reviews how bamboo is sustainably grown, harvested and manufactured to create a variety of plywood, flooring and other products. Special emphasis is placed on how to assess the quality of an individual bamboo product, how to write specifications to ensure that this quality is maintained through the procurement process, and how high quality bamboo products can qualify for LEED points.