Public lecture by PhD candidate Alireza Javadian at the 1st Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2013) in Singapore, on March 18th, 2013. The ACE 2013 has been organized by the Global Science and Technology Forum (GTSF) and is the first international conference dedicated to both Architecture and Civil Engineering research. The conference was the premiere forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The conference intended to bring together leading researchers, architects, engineers and scientists in this domain of interest from around the world. A paper on ‘Engineering Bamboo; New composite reinforcements’ by the Chair of Architecture and Construction Dirk E. Hebel of FCL Singapore was accepted by the ACE 2013 committee for presentation. Researchers of different countries who were present in the conference have shown great interest in the research described in the paper.