the first bamboo frame
shelter kit
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AN AWARD WINNING INNOVATION

by using a reciprocal frame 

that provides a solution to a worldwide shelter problem 

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RECIPROCAL FRAME ROOF COMPLETE

 a simple, load bearing and highly efficient 

self- supporting structure

starting as a 9 pole kit
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that provides a solution to a shelter problem faced by displaced families and aid agencies worldwide

that solves a shelter problem faced by displaced families and aid agencies as they respond to emergencies worldwide.

 that can change how displaced families and aid agencies prepare for and respond to emergencies worldwide.

a simple, strong, highly efficient structure that is self- supporting 

 a simple, load bearing and highly efficient roof frame that is a

self- supporting structure

THE EMERGENCY RSK

  is an easily carried, highly practical, all terrain shelter with  many special features 

the same roof frame is then used for this simple upgrade
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How this innovation can make a difference

The RSK makes preparedness affordable and a practical option for some of the most vulnerable communities that face recurring hazards such as flash floods.

 

It enables disaster responders to rapidly build safe and dignified shelters that meet Sphere guidelines by using a new method of roof construction that is simple, strong and highly efficient.

 

In view of these advantages for the health, safety and welfare of displaced families there is now a real need to complete a shelter pilot and share this knowledge worldwide.

We are therefore looking to partner with an organisation that can share our shelter vision and make life changing differences to future emergency shelter responses.

THE STANDARD RSK

a highly versatile temporary shelter that in a disaster situation has very practical  structural advantages

a highly versatile shelter that empowers both  beneficiaries and aid agencies to adapt to changing situations by using its structural advantages

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a second frame is
added for a larger family
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The RSK uses 33% less bamboo than any equivalent shelter.

This saves not only transporation costs but also valuable bamboo resources that are often limited in a disaster. It also means that the emergency RSK, by using only 9 bamboo  poles, makes shelter preparedness affordable for some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities.

EMERGENCY RSK

THE STANDARD DOUBLE RSK 

providing dignified living space that can be  easily repaired and maintained

with distinct health and security benefits 
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STANDARD RSK

The RSK uses only strong and complete bamboo poles.

Unlike the relatively weak bamboo lattice roofs of traditional shelters the RSK roof is load bearing and has many structural advantages. Examples include its ability to support insulation, to provide better ventilation and to allow any solid materials to be used for walls.

ROOF FRAME ASSEMBLY

Assembly of RSK shelters is more rapid and efficient than any other equivalent bamboo relief shelter.

For the first time shelter roofs do not have to be built in place overhead; they can be assembled in large numbers on the ground and then simply lifted onto support posts.

No special skills or tools are required.

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including better ventilation that can potentially

save thousands of lives. 

a truly modular shelter

EASY TO UPGRADE

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The RSK is very simple to upgrade, repair and maintain.

 The same roof frame that is used for the emergency shelter can be used to upgrade to the transitional RSK shelter thereby saving considerable bamboo resources. Using only two lengths of bamboo for the roof allows poles to be interchangeable so that repairs and  maintenance are  straightforward.

4 UNIT RSK

 CLASSROOMS / ISOLATION WARDS

rapidly assembled unlimited covered space with special relevance to the

 Covid 19 pandemic

providing exciting opportunities
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IMPROVED VENTILATION

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THE " URBAN " RSK 

is the first bamboo frame shelter kit that can be erected on concrete for earthquake victims

After the success of the challenges we set the RSK over the last 8 years we are now planning a  shelter pilot.

 

 It will be the next step to achieving the full goals will enable us to scale up this innovation

 

If you are involved with shelter in any capacity and are interested to learn more about how the RSK can assist you please follow this link:

we are achieving our goals 
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and the next step will be an RSK shelter pilot

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THATCHING EMERGENCY RSK

URBAN RSK

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is the first bamboo frame shelter kit that can be erected on concrete for earthquake victims

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