Skyscrapers in Hong Kong are built using bamboo scaffolding

September 23, 2011 · 2 comments

Unlike elsewhere in the world, bamboo scaffolding is widely used in construction business in Hong Kong. The blocks are tied together with nylon straps.

In Hong Kong, skyscrapers are built using bamboo scaffolding

I am not sure how safe this practice is, but it is definitely environmentally friendly.

In Hong Kong, skyscrapers are built using bamboo scaffolding

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Roy October 11, 2011 at 6:18 am

Actually bamboo is a superior scaffolding material to steel. The natural lightness and strength of bamboo allows scaffolding to be built higher than with steel.

Most South East Asian countries use Bamboo for scaffolding because it is both strong and very cheap. Northern Asia using steel.

Note: the inner segments are what makes bamboo so strong and this has been copied for building high tech light weight materials that you will see in modern tents, hang gliders etc.

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