Recently, a research team organized by ZJUI Distinguished Professor Yan Xiao has been approved for a funding of 7.73 million Yuan from the Ministry of Science and Technology. The project is a part of the “Research on Ecological Structure System for Prefabricated Residential Buildings in Villages and Towns” multi-university grand challenge project led by Prof. Chen Zhihua of the Tianjin University, under the “Technological Innovation of Green Livable Villages and Towns” of the National Key Research and Development Plan in 2019. The research team led by Prof. Xiao and Prof. Demartino is in charge of developing “Key Technology of Cost-effective Prefabricated and Hybrid Ecological Bamboo Structural Systems” and “Intelligent Construction Technology of Cost-effective Bamboo Structures”.
The research will challenge the implementation of the ecological bamboo into modern prefabrication and intelligent manufacture technologies to promote the application of bio-based materials in residential building construction. The goal is to contribute to the improvement of living environment and the protection of natural beauty in China’s rural areas.