Use of bamboo for buildings - A suistainable, strong, versatile and ecenomic option for the preservation of timber in Ghana

Bamboo is used mainly for fencing and for cladding of simple buildings in Ghana. Native
intelligence and observation is that bamboo is strong and versatile, without any scientific
basis for this conviction. This, coupled with the short useful working life (due to insect and
fungi attack), has limited the use of bamboo locally. This is unlike Asia and South America
where its use is more widespread, including prominently, as structural elements in