Evaluation Tools for R&D Projects Sponsored by the Brazilian National Network for Bamboo’s Research and Development – Redebambu/Br


Evaluation Tools for R&D Projects Sponsored by the Brazilian National Network for Bamboo’s Research and Development – Redebambu/Br

P. Ohayon, K. Ghavami

Abstract. Since the 70ties local energy saving materials, cement composites reinforced with vegetable fibers, bamboo as well as renovated ancient technologies started to be investigated by scientists and researchers in order to substitute industrialized materials which are highly polluting and high energy demanding in their production. Although proved technically and scientifically that the newly developed non-conventional materials and technologies (NOCMAT) were superior to the conventional industrialized materials they have not been used in large-scale projects. There is an intense on-going search in Brazil for non-polluting materials which consume little energy in their production and/or utilization. Even with the accumulation of technical data concerning the developed materials and structural elements obtained from the research programs, they are not systematically used in large scale in civil construction. Therefore, a systematic and methodological evaluation framework is needed. In this paper a short description of the materials and structural elements using bamboo are given. Then the evaluation tools for the successful implementation of the results in large NOCMAT projects is discussed considering those Research and Development (R&D) projects sponsored by Redebambu/BR – the recent network created in Brazil, which applies the national policy to encourage the bamboo´s handling and sustainable planting. Five important outcomes reflected into the NOCMAT R&D projects such as Efficiency, Effectiveness, Impact, Relevance and Sustainability and its pertinent indicators are presented. Additionally, four relevant dimensions, specifically, (1) Political, Strategic and Normative; (2) Organizational; (3) Allocation and Management of Resources; and (4) Technical, Scientific and Economic evaluation dimensions are considered and discussed.

Evaluation Tools, NOCMAT R&D Projects, Redebambu/BR

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Citation: P. Ohayon, K. Ghavami, ‘Evaluation Tools for R&D Projects Sponsored by the Brazilian National Network for Bamboo’s Research and Development – Redebambu/Br’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 7, pp 199-213, 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291838-19

The article was published as article 19 of the book Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies

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