Reciprocal frame Shelter Kit (RSK)

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NEPAL ACHIEVES ANOTHER
RSK SHELTER GOAL 

Teams of community volunteers in Nepal have demonstrated how the RSK shelter training can be delivered remotely anywhere in the world where there is a need for emergency shelter. 

RSK SHELTER RESPONSE TEAMS TRAINING IN

NEPAL  2022

the first complete bamboo frame shelter kit 
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from the 9 pole emergency RSK shelter kit shown here

 

to the temporary classroom or medical ward kit

all RSK shelters have the same basic components that can be locally sourced

MYANMAR DELTA VILLAGERS ASSEMBLE EMERGENCY RSK KITS IN PREPARATION FOR FLASH FLOODS 

 
 
helping to solve a worldwide shelter problem
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ROHINGYA REFUGEES BUILD RSK SHELTERS

    COX'S BAZAR BANGLADESH 

 thousands of relief tarpaulins are supplied to families displaced by disasters each year 

  no frames are provided to support these tarpaulins

the RSK is the first complete bamboo frame shelter kit

to address this problem

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the strength and  efficiency of the  RSK shelter is due to its unique reciprocal frame roof

 this shelter also provides  additional health and security benefits that can potentially save lives

UNICEF & CDA  PROVIDE RSK SHELTER TRAINING FOR 66 VILLAGES AT RISK OF FLASH FLOODS       MYANMAR 2020

 the urgent need for RSK shelter kits
the RSK reciprocal frame roof is simple to build
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4 bamboo poles are overlapped in turn to make a load bearing structure called a reciprocal frame

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 this reciprocal frame is lashed on top of 4 outer poles to complete the RSK roof frame 

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this strong and highly efficient frame  supports the roof tarpaulin inside every RSK shelter

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all RSK shelters  use this reciprocal frame roof
 
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 emergency RSK

a shelter designed for both disaster preparedness and disaster response in any climate or terrain

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standard RSK

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highly versatile temporary shelter for five persons

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double RSK

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dignified living space for families in transition

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urban RSK

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 the first bamboo shelter kit that can freely stand on concrete

 
 
 
 
 RSK shelter kits have distinct advantages in an emergency
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 compared to any equivalent span shelter the RSK shelter 

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by using only complete bamboo poles RSK shelters have

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no special skills or tools are required and roof assembly is on the ground instead of overhead 

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the different method of roof and wall construction results in 

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using only 2 lengths of bamboo for the roof makes the shelters 

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by using the same roof frame the RSK shelters are

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from temporary classrooms to isolation wards RSKs are

 
 
 
 
 
 
health benefits
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RSK shelters are designed to improve both

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physical distancing and

isolation wards can provide

 
 
 a safer more secure shelter
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SEVERE STORM SHELTER

the severe storm option 

and improved fire safety of these shelters combine to provide important

 
disaster preparedness is now affordable for the most vulnerable communities
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the emergency RSK frame costs less than USD $5 and, if tarpaulins are unavailable, it can even be  thatched

 
disaster response is greatly improved
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rapid and highly efficient deployment of dignified shelters that aspire to Sphere guidelines

 
technical support  
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 is mainly from peer reviews by engineers and shelter experts

 

who have built RSK shelters in the field and contribute invaluable

 
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our training courses have demonstrated the importance of education for the wider understanding  and scaling up of this exciting concept

 
our partners
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 we work closely with local, national and international shelter organisations 

 

NEPAL

MYANMAR

 
achieving our goals
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our next goal is an 

that will help us to

demonstrate the full