Bamboo has been known by the people of Indonesia, especially in the province of Banten as building materials for hundreds of years, both for the home, aqueducts, bridges etc. Plant bamboo clump can be found in the countryside, even most villagers have bamboo trees in her yard. In addition to the strength of bamboo is quite high (the results of our study, the tensile strength on the skin of bamboo for some types of bamboo exceed the tensile strength steels being), is also very fast growth (3-5 years need only ready cut), tubular has segment, so pliable enough to be used as a column.
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Why bamboo buildings are constructed properly can withstand earthquakes? Indeed the construction of buildings with various components can be constructed resistant to earthquakes. In principle, earthquake resistant buildings intended to minimize casualties from the occupants / users of the building. In other words, building occupants can leave the building quake-hit safely in the event of an earthquake.
In principle, earthquake-resistant bamboo houses should be made to the following provisions:
Using bamboo is old, has been preserved and in the dry state;
Bamboo houses built on land that is flat; The foundation and the sloop (sloop diangker to the foundation at every distance of 50 to 100 cm) around the house plans;
The lower end of the bamboo columns entrance to the foundation, diangker and the inside of the lower end of the column is filled with reinforcement and mortar);
Elements associated with the sloop wall or column must diangker in some places, at the top end of the columns are surrounding the ring beam building plans, wall elements should also be in the armature with the ring beam. If there is a wall openings such as winds, windows and doors, should be given a reinforcement in the opening round.
a. Bamboo is known as a building material that can be updated;
b. No need to use skilled manpower;
c. Simply using simple tools are easy to get around us; Quite comfortable living in a bamboo house;
d. Very short construction period;
e. Cheap construction costs.