ReNüTeq is the world leader in the technology and manufacturing of SEB (Structural Engineered Bamboo) with its research, innovation and testing dating back to 2003. ReNüTeq has recently (2017) implemented patented technology that focuses on optimizing the highest performance fiber of the culm utilizing the highest performance species of bamboo in the world:
Guadua sourced from Latin America is one of the largest bamboo species, and is also one of the fastest growing. It is over 2 times stronger than Asian bamboo species, or any Mass Timber or Engineered Wood product, making ReNüTeq's Architectural Grade SEB (Structural Engineered Bamboo) products the strongest renewable natural resource available for the building industry. The specifically selected bamboo culms are then processed in ReNüTeq's owned and operated facilities located in Columbia (South America): Age Selection, Harvest, Drying, Exterior Grade Treatments. Western Hemisphere Sourcing for Ultimate Sustainability.. Learn more+
ReNüTeq implements its patented slat milling process, and lamination/manufacturing in its USA facilities: St. Louis, MO. and the Midwest USA:
Adhesive and Lamination Processes (Exterior Grade - Type 1 Structural)
Structurally Certified Lam-Stock and Dimensional Components
Secondary Lamination into GluLam Beams and Columns
Curved, Cambered and Straight
Fabrication and Milling into Performance & Hybrid Building Products
ReNüTeq implements it's performance grade SEB (Structural Engineered Bamboo) RLB (Radial Laminated Bamboo) RadLam® "Lam-Stock" into performance structural and component applications (GluLam) Beams. ReNüTeq works with GluLam & Structural Beam Fabrication partners internationally in USA, Germany, Italy, and Japan to integrate its products seamlessly into projects around the world. Download the overview of RadLam® Patented SEB (Structural Engineered Bamboo.
LEED V-4 and BREEAM Qualified
MRc1 - Building Life Cycle Impact Reduction
MRc3 - Building Product Disclosure - Sourcing
EQc2- Low Emitting Materials (No added formaldehyde)
INc1 - Innovation in Design (Life Cycle/Environment Impact)
Guadua Bamboo is the Prominent Natural Species in the Western Hemisphere:
2003 The technology initiation of "Structural Engineered Bamboo" started at the family farm when founder and CEO, Luke D. Schuette prototyped the first structural components for testing by engineering/pressing bamboo slats to create beams for structural applications in 2003 (his final year of architecture school). This lead to his life’s work as the internationally recognized researcher, creator, and innovator of the disrupting material technology: SEB (Structural Engineered Bamboo) for performance-based, architectural, & structural applications.
2007 In 2007, key prototyping and preliminary product tests were initiated. In 2009, as an ASTM D07 Voting member, Luke Schuette initiated & lead the integration of SEB (Structural Engineered Bamboo) into ASTM’s Testing Standards Code under ASTM 5456 and serves as Chairman of the task group: ASTM D07.02.03. Luke founded his first company as distributor of engineered bamboo and completed project throughout the world.
2012 In 2012, lead by Luke's Task Group, ASTM D07.02.03, LVB (Laminated Veneer Bamboo)- SEB (Structural Engineered Bamboo) was officially added into the International Building Code - Rev 12, as well as ICC-ES’s AC47.
2015 Luke chose to form a new technology company, and move the business focus for his company away from all commodity level products, such as interior panels/finishes and terminated all import of bamboo materials from China, which is the primary source of the low strength MOSO species of bamboo that is ideal only for flooring and furniture applications (Non-Structural). Selling off the commodity division of the company.
2016 Dedicated to his vision for Structural Technologies, Luke Schuette formed ReNüTeq in St. Louis, Missouri USA focused solely on Certified, and Tested, Architectural & Structural Engineered Bamboo (SEB).. (Guadua) sourced from the Western Hemisphere in Latin America and Manufactured in the USA conforming to ASTM 5456, ICC-ES - AC47, and EU Norms EN-1995. ReNüTeq is the only company in the world that sources all of its raw bamboo materials from the Americas of the western hemisphere. Later in 2016, the first Airport Roof Structure in the world was installed using certified and tested Structural Engineered Bamboo materials.
2017 In 2017, Luke developed new patented SEB technologies (RLB) RadLam® (Radial Laminated Bamboo) around the fiber procurement processes, slat milling, production, and engineering of structural grade: beams, columns, CLB panels, and industrial components. ReNüTeq is the world leader in this space today as no other company has the track record of completed milestones and executed structural projects. Sustainability is at our core because of our materials, but Sustainability is also achieved through transparency and ultra efficient sourcing from Latin America and USA manufacturing/fabrication.
2024 From 2007 to present the most innovative projects, and structural applications of engineered bamboo were successfully tested, certified, and executed under Luke's Leadership around the world and is well positioned as the Global Leader in this Technology: ReNüTeq Solutions, LLC. manages all operations from St. Louis Missouri, USA.
ReNüTeq's SEB (Structural Engineered Bamboo) is the industry leading, and highest performing natural structural material technology in the world.