Welcome to the Bamboo Applications and Manufacturing Lab!
Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet. Used since ancient times as food, fuel and materials, bamboo is becoming increasingly important as a sustainable solution to a number of pressing global challenges, including poverty, climate change and timber shortage. The BAM Lab, in the Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia is dedicated to conducting research on the social, economic and environmental potential of bamboo. Taking advantage of bamboo’s high strength, versatility, fast growth rate and low carbon footprint, our research tackles all aspects of bamboo resource management, processing and application.
The group is led by Dr. Chunping Dai, Associate Professor in the Department of Wood Science at UBC.
From 17-19 May 2022, The BAM Lab co-organized the Engineered Bamboo for Sustainable Construction Conference, a three-day online event hosting eminent speaker from al corners of the globe discussing the potential of engineered bamboo products to meet global construction needs. To read the illuminating transcript of the Q&A session from the final day of the event, click here.