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NGBS point-worthy green home building products for NGBS Green Certification.

BamCore Prime Wall System.

Bamboo is used extensively for building throughout the world

Product Information

Bamboo based structural wall system

Certifications

    NGBS 2012
    Practice # Practice Points Available Additional Conditions of Use to Earn Points
    601.2(1) Structural systems are implemented that reduce and optimize material usage. Minimum structural member sizes necessary in accordacne with advanced framing techniques. 3 None.

    BamCore Prime Wall is stronger in compression strength compared 2x6 and 2x8 conventional framed wall. The core BamCore is timber bamboo, which is known in other countries as "vegetal steel."

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    601.2(2) Higher-grade or higher strength of the same material than commonly specified for structual elements are used. 3 None.

    BamCore Prime Wall is stronger in compression strength compared 2x6 and 2x8 conventional framed wall. The core BamCore is timber bamboo, which is known in other countries as "vegetal steel."

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    601.2(3) Performance-based structural design is used to optimize lateral force-resisting systems. 3 None.

    BamCore's bamboo-based hollow Prime Wall system delivers water vapor transmission rate that matches the rangeof rates found in commonly used house wraps.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    601.4 Detailed framing/structural plans, material lists, on-site cut lists for framing/structural materials are provided. 4 None.

    Panels in the BamCore Prime Wall system are delivered to the job numbered and pre-cut for every door, window, switch and an outlet opening, considerable time can be saved in the construction of the wall.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    601.5(2) Wall Systems 4 None.

    Panels in the BamCore Prime Wall system are delivered to the job numbered and pre-cut for every door, window, switch and an outlet opening, considerable time can be saved in the construction of the wall.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    606.1 Biobased products are used. 8 points maximum awarded. 8 Two bio-based products must be used to earn points for this practice. Bamcore would count as 1 product. To earn 3 points, the products must be more than 0.05% of project’s construction costs. To earn 6 points the products must be at least 1% of the construction material cost must be used. More points are available for using additional biobased materials.

    Panels in the BamCore Prime Wall system are delivered to the job numbered and pre-cut for every door, window, switch and an outlet opening, considerable time can be saved in the construction of the wall.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    608.1(2) Engineered wood products are used. 3 None - Bamcore is considered an engineered wood product.

    BamCore's bamboo-based hollow Prime Wall system delivers water vapor transmission rate that matches the rangeof rates found in commonly used house wraps.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    NGBS 2015
    Practice # Practice Points Available Additional Conditions of Use to Earn Points
    601.2(1) Structural systems are implemented that reduce and optimize material usage. Minimum structural member sizes necessary in accordacne with advanced framing techniques. 3 None.

    BamCore Prime Wall is stronger in compression strength compared 2x6 and 2x8 conventional framed wall. The core BamCore is timber bamboo, which is known in other countries as "vegetal steel."

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    601.2(2) Higher-grade or higher strength of the same material than commonly specified for structual elements are used. 3 None.

    BamCore's bamboo-based hollow Prime Wall system delivers water vapor transmission rate that matches the rangeof rates found in commonly used house wraps.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    601.2(3) Performance-based structural design is used to optimize lateral force-resisting systems. 3 None.

    BamCore's bamboo-based hollow Prime Wall system delivers water vapor transmission rate that matches the rangeof rates found in commonly used house wraps.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    601.3(2) Building dimensions & layouts reduce material cuts & waste in at least 80% of wall area. 3 Bamcore must be used for at least 80% of the wall area.

    The panelized Prime Wall system eliminates about 90% of wood studs, headers and poststo reduce thermal bridging and air leakage, which saves operating dollars year after year.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    601.4 Detailed framing/structural plans, material lists, on-site cut lists for framing/structural materials are provided. 4 None.

    Panels in the BamCore Prime Wall system are delivered to the job numbered and pre-cut for every door, window, switch and an outlet opening, considerable time can be saved in the construction of the wall.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    601.5(2) Wall Systems 4

    Panels in the BamCore Prime Wall system are delivered to the job numbered and pre-cut for every door, window, switch and an outlet opening, considerable time can be saved in the construction of the wall.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    602.1.7.3 Building envelope assemblies are designed for moisture control based on documented hygrothermal simulation of field study analysis. 4 None.

    Panels in the BamCore Prime Wall system are delivered to the job numbered and pre-cut for every door, window, switch and an outlet opening, considerable time can be saved in the construction of the wall.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    606.1 Biobased products are used. 8 points maximum awarded. 8 Two bio-based products must be used to earn points for this practice. Bamcore would count as 1 product. To earn 3 points, the products must be more than 0.05% of project’s construction costs. To earn 6 points the products must be at least 1% of the construction material cost must be used. More points are available for using additional biobased materials.

    Panels in the BamCore Prime Wall system are delivered to the job numbered and pre-cut for every door, window, switch and an outlet opening, considerable time can be saved in the construction of the wall.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    608.1(2) Engineered wood products are used. 3 None.

    BamCore's bamboo-based hollow Prime Wall system delivers water vapor transmission rate that matches the rangeof rates found in commonly used house wraps.

    Manufacturer’s Comments