Support research and development projects for bamboo temporary transition houses, improving the living experience of post-disaster resettlement

With the aim to enhance the role of bamboo in disaster emergency management, promote carbon sequestration and emission reduction, and respond to the national goal of Carbon Peak and Carbon Neutrality, we offer our support to the research and development team to explore the construction of post-disaster temporary transition houses that are made of bamboo structures, aiming at improving the living experience of affected people. After the May 21st Earthquake in Yangbi, Dali, the team went to one of the resettlement sites and built ten bamboo-framed transitional houses within a month for the ten families whose houses were severely damage in the village.
With favorable qualities such as high strength, light weight, and excellent toughness, the bamboo frame is utilized to enhance the seismic resistance of the house. In addition, Ozon board and waterproof board are adopted as double-layer enclosure wall panels, filled with processing waste as insulation layer and overhead foundation to improve heat insulation, thermal insulation, sound insulation, insect and moisture resistance.
The team adopts modular design and attaches much importance to community space, with local materials and simple, low-energy installation methods. At the same time, the team attempts to involve disaster-affected people in the construction of their own homes. Currently, the team is further optimizing the program, with the hope to better apply bamboo houses in the future to post-disaster transition construction.