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Chris Sampson

Jake Echeverria
May 5th, 2011

Destruction of Haiti
Rebuild Haiti
Implementation:

EBNet Ecological Builders


Network

BBBC Exposition

Recycled Rubble
CMUs
Bamboo Framing

Question to be
solved:

Can bamboo poles be


used as an adequate and
sustainable construction
material to help in the
reconstruction of houses
and other infrastructure
in Haiti?

Brainstorm

Connection Design

T-Connection
Braced Frame to CMU
Block Wall
Braced Frame to Top
Cord
Column to CMU Block
wall

Construction Materials
Usefulness
Availability
Cost

Construction Methods

Construct connections
Calculations
Hurricane Wind Load
Analysis (IBC)
Plastic Hinging and
Yield Displacement
Limits

Testing to Failure
Evaluate and Report

Materials

Bamboo
Rebar
Wire
Mortar

Construction Methods
Lack of tools
Avoid clashing within
connections
Use of labor force

Simplicity
Structural Demands

Seismic Loading
Hurricane/Wind Loading

Controlling Failure
Mode

Mechanical Components

Lashing and Scaffolding

Types of Testing
Connection Modification
Rebar dowel
configuration
Wire wrapping pattern

Building Modification

Braced frame orientation


Window and doors
spacing

Construction
Modification

Fish-mouthing
techniques
Pouring of mortar
Braced frame to CMU
wall scheduling

IBC Wind Analysis

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Plastic Hinging

Mechanics
Structural Analysis
ATC 24 Loading Protocol

Earthquake

T-Connection

Column to CMU Block Wall

Bamboo

Cost per lineal foot = $3.67


Projected lineal footage = 1000 feet (with waste)

Rebar

Cost per lineal foot = $0.40


Projected lineal footage = 120 feet

Mortar

Cost per bag cement = $10.00


Projected number of bags = 5

Wire

Cost per lineal foot = $0.06


Projected lineal footage = 1,730 feet

Total Cost = $10.80 per square foot

Design changes

From test #1 changes


were made to
connections

Constructability

Bamboo
splitting/fraying
Inserting mortar

Time for curing

7 day curing to keep


testing on time

Testing

Steel testing rig for


compression and
tension
Balancing applied
loading
ACT 24 protocol

Bamboo, No. 3 rebar, 14 gauge wire, and


mortar are very effective materials for the
typical connections necessary our Haitian
home.
All materials are affordable, readily available,
and safe to build with.
Controlled failure modes in steel components
allow for inconsistencies in bamboo and open
door to standardize bamboo poles as a
reliable building material.

Ecological Building Network


Professors Aschheim and Nilsson
Center for Science Technology and Society
Santa Clara University School of Engineering
Student Help: Guad

Applied Wind Loading

Internal Pressures

Applied Wind Loading

Internal Pressures