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8 unit RSK modular ward   

If large numbers of  temporary isolation or medical wards are required at short notice the RSK method of construction, has special structural features that can meet this need.

It uses self -supporting reciprocal frame roofs  that have distinct advantages in an emergency.


  The RSK  roof uses only complete bamboo poles and not bamboo lattices.


This enables roof frames to be rapidly assembled  on the ground in very large numbers. 


These reciprocal  frames are then lifted onto support posts


making mass assembly of  ward units highly efficient.


The reciprocal frames are not supported by the walls but by the corner posts

This enables the units to be built higher with better ventilation at eaves level.

 10 of these four unit modules combine to make a 60 bed temporary ward.


By not using bamboo lattice roofs the internal  surfaces are easier to clean and disinfect.


The overhead frames are also ideal for hanging partitions from to provide privacy for patients

how this can make  a difference

If temporary isolation wards, medical wards, screening rooms, classrooms, or receptions are needed at short notice in the COVID-19 pandemic the RSK method of building has some unique advantages.


Only 4 different lengths of bamboo ( including posts) are needed for the kit. By using 33% less bamboo then any equivalent structure the logistical benefits in terms of transportation, labour and material costs are considerable.


A fifteen minute demonstration of the roof frame being lashed together on the ground is the only instruction needed. All the remaining construction steps use traditional methods, so that erection of wards can begin immediately.

For full details of the RSK wards please contact:

Shaun Halbert

​Director RSK Shelter Charity

Tel: +44 7970 106786 (Viber / WhatsApp / FaceTime)

Skype Shaunvet

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