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

the assistance we can provide

In the present COVID-19 pandemic the RSK method of roof construction can be delivered over the phone .  Construction can begin after a 15 minute demonstration of how the roof frame is lashed together on the ground. The remaining construction steps use traditional methods.

We provide diagrams for assembly of RSK shelter units that we have used for our training courses in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal.  Detailed RSK unit specifications will also be provided in both metric and/or imperial units .


Telephone support (Viber, WhatsApp, FaceTime and skype) and technical advice can be provided before, during and after construction as required.

Please contact me for full details.

Shaun Halbert

​Director RSK Shelter Charity

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


Skype Shaunvet