What Is BamCore?

Following nearly ten years of product development and over 40 independent tests and studies, we are delighted to introduce you the newest generation of BamCore’s code compliant Prime Wall system. BamCore has been privately working to develop a game-changing technology that replaces traditional structural framing based on unsustainable wood studs with a stronger and more sustainable bamboo-based panelized wall system.  Now, BamCore’s products are driving a paradigm shift in Western building by creating an entirely new approach to residential and low-rise commercial construction that will result in building stronger, faster, greener and less expensive buildings. And unlike any other building system, BamCore’s delivers a uniquely promising carbon footprint by reducing thermal bridging from wood studs, which significantly improves thermal performance, and by promoting direct carbon sequestration through the demand-driven scalable expansion of timber bamboo planting.

In the following pages you’ll see that the Prime Wall is stronger, greener, thermally superior, safer, quieter and healthier than conventional 2×6 framed walls.  Quite simply the Prime Wall is redefining the built environment for low-rise construction.


Overcoming the Framing Factor

Based on BamCore’s patented and code-compliant technologies, residential and low-rise commercial building can be framed using BamCore’s bamboo-based dual panel hollow-wall system. BamCore products embody three significant innovations that can lead us to a more sustainable future in building.

BamCore’s Wall System is a dual panel hollow-wall that can be filled uniformly full with any blown-in insulation. In conventional framing, each wood element that spans the wall cavity (i.e. the studs, headers, posts) is a thermal bridge that displaces and defeats the insulation. Energy analysts determine the effect of stud-based thermal bridging by calculating a “framing factor” to estimate how much of the wall is thermally bridged by the wood elements. In California, the average framing factor from conventional framing in 2002 was 27% (According to the report prepared in 2002 by Enermodal Engineering for California Energy Commission).

In contrast, BamCore’s estimated framing factor for an “average” sized house using the BamCore Wall System is only 2.5%. This means that the BamCore exterior walls offer a much higher effective R-value from insulation and can offer a better overall “U”.