Bambulogy is a beautiful alternative to hardwood, offering a solution for development with hardwood-like materials while saving our forests. Stronger than concrete and steel, Bambulogy can be used to build up to four-story buildings.
Bambulogy, a building material that is both sleek and luxurious in style, yet made with sustainable byproducts of bamboo.
What is it?
At first glance, one might mistake Bambulogy for an exotic hardwood, but it is really an engineered bamboo product. Bambulogy is a material made with strand woven bamboo using cold press technology. This creates a product that is harder than most hardwoods. It is aesthetically pleasing and is the perfect choice for any developer looking for a sleek, yet environmentally conscious building material.
How is it Made?
Three years or older bamboos are first collected, then the bark is removed and the bamboo is split into narrow, long strips and then crushed.
All glucose content is removed in high temperature kilns, leaving only strands. Resin and anti-termite solutions are then applied before compressing the mix at a high pressure (3600 tons) into a 140 x 140 x 2440mm mold.
The resulting beams are cut up to planks and shapes to make Bambulogy end products.
Bamboo is the tallest member of the grass family and one of the fastest growing plants on the earth. Mainly found in Asia and some parts of Africa and America, it has been the choice construction material for centuries due to it’s fast growing renewable nature.
The common picture people will associate with bamboo will be a small structure in a village, yet global demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly building materials is increasing, putting bamboo at the forefront in eco-logical development. Bamboo’s unique and efficient natural design makes it a good building material, let alone when it is crafted into a hardwood-like material like Bambulogy.
A few reasons why bamboo is a sustainable material :
No chemical pesticides or fertilizers – bamboo requires no agricultural chemicals to grow. In comparison, cotton is sprayed with pesticides more than any other crop which depletes nutrients in the soil and puts harmful chemicals into your cotton fabric.
Absorbs greenhouse gases – bamboo sequesters carbon dioxide from the environment and produces 35% more oxygen than its equivalent size of trees. Large-scale bamboo plantations can become effective “carbon sinks” or areas designed to reduce CO2 from the atmosphere. When bamboo fibers are used to construct buildings, the carbon is sequestered (stored away) for the lifetime of that building.
Grows everywhere – bamboo is a tough and durable plant that can be grown throughout the world and thrives even in harsh conditions from low wetlands to higher elevations in the mountains. With over 1000 species, bamboo can be found in nearly every region in the world.
Economic development – bamboo production and manufacturing provides job opportunities in less developed countries that need social and economic sustainability. China, the world’s largest bamboo producer, was valued at over 19.5 billion USD in 2012, employing over 7.5 million people. This serves as a model for other countries looking to develop a sustainable bamboo industry.
Alam Santi uses Bambulogy as a structural building material, the strength of Bambulogy means it can replace concrete and steel, even on multi story buildings. It is an excellent choice for your projects because of the environmentally friendly benefits raised above.
Bambulogy is a perfect eco-friendly substitute for traditional building materials. Contact us for information on prices, designs and more.