results: Our highest sustained load over a 48 hour period was 4,370 pounds which is 136 psf (pounds per square foot). The maximum deflection was 0.1875” with an allowable deflection of 0.6. Our safety factor was 3.4 and we only needed a safety factor of 2. We then loaded to the 5,000 pound mark, at this point we called it a success (as we had no where left to put weight).
Based on the results from the week and a half of testing bamboo trusses connected with fiberglass joints it merits further research. This is a building method which could easily be implemented all over the world at a very low cost.