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Article: Affordable bamboo housing

Affordable bamboo housing

Focus Area

Energy, Sustainability

Discipline

Community Engagement, Construction, Seismic Engineering

Region

UKMEA

Year

Ongoing

How the cost of earthquake-resistant housing can be reduced to save lives in developing countries

Much is known today about the principles of seismically-resistant building construction, yet these techniques are often prohibitively expensive and complex for use in the developing world.

To meet this challenge, Arup engineers have been researching new ways of building earthquake-resistant homes that are both environmentally sustainable and low-cost.