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The RSK roof frame can be thought of as a “panel” of 8 bamboo poles that is a simple, strong and highly efficient roof for emergency shelters.
It is designed to “fit” existing relief tarpaulins but it can also be made larger if required. It has the big advantage that it uses existing traditional methods of shelter roof support that are already familiar to all stakeholders in a disaster situation.
By demonstrating this simple 4 pole reciprocal frame concept to displaced families it is hoped that they will no longer have to build the poor and inadequate “makeshift” shelter structures that we continue to see today.
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the Reciprocal frame Shelter Kit ( RSK )
is the first complete bamboo shelter kit for disaster relief
This award winning shelter uses a simple innovation that empowers disaster responders and displaced families to rapidly build strong, safe and dignified shelters that meet Sphere guidelines.
a strong frame with additional safety features
that include the ability of the emergency frame to be thatched
and the low wind profile option
for all RSK shelters in a severe storm
thatching a roof frame Myanmar 2016
our technical support
is mainly from peer reviews by engineers and shelter experts who have built RSK shelters in the field
as well as individual engineers that have provided technical support from the outset of this program
IFRC publish RSK tech sheets Geneva 2015