Santa Clara University

"Bamboo Truss and Frame Connection Design/Construction Project"

Jake Echeverria; Chris Sampson

  Faculty Mentor: Mark Aschheim & Tonya Nilsson
This project has as its goal the design, construction, and testing of methods for connecting raw bamboo poles, a sustainable building material in many parts of the world. In collaboration with Environmental Builders Network, a Bay Area organization, the initial target will be design of an ecologically based house useful for reconstruction in Haiti.