Bamboo Course Syllabus

BAMBOO HOUSING AND FURNITURE MAKING TRAINING WORKSHOP

  01/08/2014 - 30/08/2014.

Schedule and Course Syllabus

July 31st

Students and teachers travel to site.

Pick up from Kisumu.

Orientation

DAY 1: August 1

Time

Subject

Aim

09:00-

10:00

Registration of participants

·      Opening of the workshop by project co-ordinator.

·      Introduction of participants and the trainers.

10.00

13.00

 

 

Lunch

Introduction of harvesting, preservation and seasoning techniques.

 

·      To discuss the harvesting of bamboo techniques.

·      To understand the importance of material selection

·      To understand the importance of bamboo preservation.

·      To understand the importance of bamboo seasoning.

14.00

17.00

Introduction of  tools

·      To know different tools

·      To know how to maintain tools and handling techniques   

DAY 2

Time

Subject

Aim

08.00

11.00

Technical drawings of different products (group work)

 

 

  • To explain the importance of technical drawings before developing products.
  • To know different dimensions, specifications and standards of products.

11.00

13.00

Lunch

Material selection

 

 

 

·      To know how to select materials for different categories of products.

 

14.00

17.00

Cleaning of materials

  • To provide introduction and information on how to clean bamboo using steel wool or sander.

DAY 3

Time

Subject

Aim

08.00

10.30

Cutting of bamboo into required sizes.

·      1. To know how to cut bamboo without splitting (cutting techniques).

10.30

 

Lunch

 

14.00

17.00

Sanding of the selected materials ready for use.

 

 

Sanding

  • To know how to use sander machine by starting with p60, p80, p100, p120, p180 and p240 respectively.

 

  • To know how hand sand.

 

DAY 4

Time

Subject

Aim

 

 

13.00          

Morning free

 

Sanding continues

 

 

·      Smoothening the surface of materials.

DAY 5

Monday

 

Time

Subject

Aim

FULL DAY 

Joinery techniques and final assembly of various products.

·      To know how to drill holes using drilling machine or brace in making joints

 

DAY 6

Time

Subject

Aim

08.00

11.00

 

 

Selection of sheet making materials and final finishing techniques.

  • To know how to select bamboo for sheet making.
  • To know painting techniques.

11.00

Lunch

Sheet making

·      To know how to make fine sheets

14.00

17.00

Lamination of mats.

·      To know lamination process.

DAY 7

Time

Subject

Aim

08.00

11.30

 Dyeing and bleaching of sheets

·      To know how to bleach and dye sheets

 

 

11.30

 Lunch

14.00

Drying the sheets

·      To know drying sheet techniques

 

 

15.00

17.00

Weaving techniques

·      To know how to weave patterns.

DAY 8

Time

Subject

Aim

AM

Lunch

Completing weaving

 

PM

Bamboo display techniques

·      Marketing and bamboo networks

Day 9

Time

Subject

Aim

AM

Lunch

Action planning

·      Action planning

PM

Painting of all products and final touch on products.

·      Know painting procedures and coats.

Day 10

Time

Subject

Aim

FULL DAY

Painting of all products and final touch on products.

·      Completing projects and pieces

Day 11

Time

Subject

Aim

 

Morning free

 

13.00

 

15.00

Principles of bamboo construction

Introduction of bamboo construction tools.

 

·      Principles of bamboo construction

·      To know different types of tools used when using bamboo as building material and to know how to handle them.

16.00

 

Selection of bamboo from the forest.

·      To know how to select mature bamboo from the forest and how to know the exact age of bamboo when harvesting.

·      To learn various cutting and ferrying techniques when harvesting.

·      To learn treatment techniques for housing materials.

Day 12

Time

Subject

Aim

8.00

10.00

 

Sorting of materials on site

Tea break

·      To know how to arrange bamboo culms according to diameter and wall thickness

10.30

13.00

Construction of an A frame

 

Lunch

·      To know how to construct a frame to be used during the construction.

14.00

17.00

 

Introduction of bamboo shade.

·      To know how to work with bamboo to make simple structures.

Day 13

Time

Subject

Aim

FULL DAY

Selection of materials and cross cutting.

·      To know the measurements.

·      To know the different sizes needed for the shade/gazebo.

Day 14

Time

Subject

Aim

8.00

10.00

Assembling of pieces

Tea break

·      To know different joinery techniques in bamboo

10.30

13.00

Erection of structure

Lunch

·      introduction of footing technique in bamboo construction.

14.00

17.00

Assembly of columns.

·      To join various pieces of bamboo with same diameter to make columns.

Day 15

Time

Subject

Aim

8.00

10.00

Assembly of rafters

Tea break

·      to know how to assemble and make rafters for the shade/gazebo.

10.30

13.00

Assembly of whole structure

Lunch

·      joining of columns and rafters.

14.00

17.00

Grouting

·      Filling the bottom of the columns.

Day 16

Time

Subject

Aim

8.00

10.00

Roofing

Tea break

·      to learn various roofing techniques in bamboo.

10.30

17.00

Roofing

·      finishing of roofing.

Day 17

Time

Subject

Aim

8.00

10.00

 

Fixing walls

 

Tea

·      to learn how to do bamboo walls in various techniques.

10.30

13.00

 

Fixing walls

 

Lunch

·      to learn how to use bamboo nails (dowels).

14:00

17:00

Finishing of the walls

·      to know wall finishing techniques and finishing of a gazebo/shade.

Day 18

Time

Subject

Aim

 

Morning free

 

13.00

 

Setting of bamboo hall.

 

Selection of materials and cross cutting

Lunch

to know how to set the bamboo hall on site.

·      to know how to arrange materials according to size and function.

14:00

17:00

Material Cleaning

·      to learn various techniques of bamboo cleaning.

Day 19

Time

Subject

Aim

8.00

10.00

 

Actual measurement and cutting

Tea

·      to know how to cut actual pieces needed to do various tasks.

10.30

13.00

 

Sorting of materials

 

Lunch

·      to learn how to arrange various pieces according to their respectful task.

14:00

17:00

assembling

·      to learn how to make columns for the  hall.

Day 20

Time

Subject

Aim

08:00

10:00

Grouting

 

Tea

·      To know grouting techniques when making columns and its importance.

10:30

13:00

Grouting

 

Lunch

·      To learn various applications of grouting.

14:00

17:00

Finishing on columns

·      Final touches on the columns.

Day 21

Time

Subject

Aim

FULL DAY

Selection of materials and cross cutting for making of rafters.

·      Learn techniques used when selecting bamboo for rafters

Day 22


 

Time

Subject

Aim

FULL DAY

Cleaning of materials.

·      To know value addition in bamboo.

Day 23


 

Time

Subject

Aim

FULL DAY

Assembling of rafters.

·      To learn rafter assembly techniques

Day 24


 

Time

Subject

Aim

FULL DAY

Erection of mail columns and putting of rafters.

·      To know joining of columns and rafters

Day 25


 

Time

Subject

Aim

 

Morning free

 

FULL DAY

Roofing

·      To learn roofing techniques used I bamboo construction.

Day 26


 

Time

Subject

Aim

FULL DAY

Roofing

·      To know roof finishing techniques.

Day 27


 

Time

Subject

Aim

FULL DAY

Wall construction.

·      To know bamboo wall building techniques.

Day 28


 

Time

Subject

Aim

FULL DAY

Wall

·      To learn bamboo wall finishing techniques.

Day 29


 

Time

Subject

Aim

FULL DAY

Windows and doors.

·      To know how to fix bamboo  shutters.

Day 30

August 30th

 

Time

Subject

Aim

8.00

13.00

Finishing.

·      To put final touches on the whole structure.

14.00

15.30

Closing.

·      Closing remarks and issuing certificates.