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'Wonder if there's an OSHA standard for bamboo erection.


> From: Phil Hodge <phil(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: Bamboo structures
> Date: Friday, November 06, 1998 1:30 AM
> I haven't designed with bamboo, but while in Shanghai a few years ago
> was fascinated with 30+ story high free-standing scaffolding made
> entirely from bamboo lashed together with hemp rope!  My guide thought I
> was a little strange for passing up the normal Kodak moments in favor of
> these scaffolds.  Standing on the ground looking at the structures I
> couldn't imagine how they could stand up, but it's hard to argue with
> success.
> Phil