If properly installed, bamboo can be stronger than steel and far more flexible. Photo: Goldthread If properly installed, bamboo can be stronger than steel and far more flexible. Photo: Goldthread
If properly installed, bamboo can be stronger than steel and far more flexible. Photo: Goldthread

Hong Kong’s bamboo scaffolding: dangerous and difficult to work with, so why is it still used in construction?

  • The city is one of the last places in the world where bamboo is still widely used as a building material
  • It remains a viable yet threatened industry, with few companies specialising in the craft. Those that do have trouble finding new blood

Topic |   Hong Kong culture
If properly installed, bamboo can be stronger than steel and far more flexible. Photo: Goldthread If properly installed, bamboo can be stronger than steel and far more flexible. Photo: Goldthread
If properly installed, bamboo can be stronger than steel and far more flexible. Photo: Goldthread
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