Bamboo Pole Connectors for Building Construction

December 8, 2014

Bamboo Pole Connectors for Building Construction

Dr. Timothy Ross, Professor and Regents’ Lecturer, from the University of New Mexico has developed unique connecting pieces that eliminate issues of building with bamboo. This innovative product drastically reduces the cost of both manufacture and labor.  The ease of install is much greater than that of traditional builds with its adaptive and simplistic design.  These connectors are capable of adapting to varying bamboo diameters making install much simpler and more effective. Furthermore, this product provides significant moment-resisting cross-sections at all joints in comparison to pre-existing products.  The natural durability of bamboo is maintained because this product eliminates the use of screw, bolts, nails, or glues on the bamboo poles.  The integrity and strength of the bamboo is unharmed and allows builders to take full advantage of bamboo’s characteristics as a build material.