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Project development and prototype production of building components with the use of renewable materials

Grant number: 12/13728-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:Tomas Queiroz Ferreira Barata
Grantee:Melanie Baptista Costa
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


The research intends to analyze alternative construction techniques with renewable materials, for their application in contemporary building systems. The research aims to help reduce the prejudice surrounding the alternative construction techniques, valuing the technological development of materials and sustainable building processes. This research plan aims to conceive the design of components made with Wood and Bamboo associated with components made from composites of bamboo in the development of a project building system. The methodology is divided into: 1) Literature search focusing on the types of building systems, species of lumber and bamboo reforestation that are more appropriate and ways of using bamboo composites for sealing components, 2) Collection of data about materials to be used in building components, 3) Organization and classification of data collected, 4) Development of design of components, interfaces and links of the building system, 5) Organization of partial and final reports. As a result of primary research will be developed graphic parts and visual illustrations produced with the aid of computer programs in 3D to better understanding of the fittings and techniques used in the construction system wooden-bamboo and bamboo composites. (AU)

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