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2007 International Bamboo Building Design Competition
Competition Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I submit designs for more than one building category?
Yes, you can submit designs in any number of categories. You describe your building category choices at the time of registration, but you can change your category choices for submission.
2. What is the deadline for registration and submissions?
Registration deadline is December 31, 2006. Submission deadline is January 15, 2007.
3. Who can enter the design competition?
Anyone can enter the competition. Architects, designers, builders, students.
5. How do I submit designs?
See details and procedures for Design Submissions. When you are ready to submit, you will upload your competition designs using the Login•Submit page. You will login with your email address and the Pass Code sent to you by email.
6. How many boards (24"x36") can I submit?
You can submit 1 or 2 pdf files. Format size is 24"x36" pdf horizontal (ARCHD). You can upload up to 25 MB file. A big upload will take some time depending on your connection speed.
7. What winning designs will more likely be chosen for manufacturing?
Designs with structural integrity that can effectively be converted into CAD shop drawings using Bambusa Stenostachya (3" diameter poles). This is the only structural bamboo now approved by the International Code Council (ICC) for code approved building construction.
8. Do I have to design with bambusa stenostachya or another bamboo?
You can choose any structural bamboo. If you choose a structural bamboo other than Bambusa Stenostachya, please indicate its name and research the qualities.
9. Is style or strength more important design criteria?
Both aesthetic quality and strength will be part of the judging criteria for design. Aesthetics, functionality and structural integrity are the three most important design criteria.
10. Can we enter as a design team?
Yes, with one registration you can design as an individual or a team.
11. Can design submission be already built projects?
The design submission can be a proposal, ongoing project or already built project.
12. Can I use other building materials?
Yes, as long as the structure itself is designed with structural bamboo poles, you may incorporate other building materials into the design.
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