IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
1. PROVIDING ISOLATION WARDS
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:
Director RSK Shelter Charity
Tel: +44 7970 106786 (Viber / WhatsApp / FaceTime)