Part 1: Nonconventional and Vernacular Materials 1 What we learn from vernacular construction 2 Introduction to nonconventional materials and an historic retrospective of the field 3 Future directions for nonconventional and vernacular material research and applications 4 Characterization of vegetable fibers and their application in cementitious composites Part 2: Natural Fibres 5 Natural fibre-reinforced noncementitious composites (biocomposites) 6 Straw bale construction Part 3: Concrete and Mortar 7 Utilization of industrial by-products and natural ashes in mortar and concrete: development of sustainable construction materials 8 Dry-stack and compressed stabilised earth-block construction 9 Unfired clay materials and construction 10 Earthen materials and constructions 11 Ancient stone masonry constructions Part 4: Timber, Bamboo and Paper 12 Nonconventional timber construction 13 Bamboo material characterization 14 Bamboo design and construction 15 Engineered Bamboo 15A Engineered bamboo for structural applications 16 Paperboard tubes in structural and construction engineering New
Chapters Experiences in Codes and Standards Development for Nonconventional and Vernacular Materials Role of big data and computation in NOCMAT Natural Geopolymers and Ternary Cements High-rise Timber Structural Connections for Bamboo Engineered Bamboo for Structural Applications Bamboo reinforced applications Concrete and Mortar - a critical assessment
Kent Harries is an Associate Professor of Structural Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. His research focuses on fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials and - over the last five years - full-culm bamboo and the characterization of bamboo materials. He the author of over 220 peer-reviewed technical articles, and is Editor of the Journal of Construction and Building Materials and FRP International. He is an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering. Bhavna Sharma is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge, UK. Her research focuses on the use of natural fibre-reinforced composites and the properties of full-culm and engineered bamboo as an alternative construction material.