This is drawn not only from professionals in the shelter sector but also from the expertise of individuals working at a grassroots level that have a lifetime of bamboo experience.
The engineering profession have been most supportive. Engineers that have experienced working with the RSK have provided invaluable technical support. Individual engineers continue to ensure we remain well grounded on technical issues at all times. Engineers Without Borders have assisted with the research and development; introducing us to undergraduates at Galway University Engineering department who published their research on the RSK shelter kit as part of their engineering degree and subsequent graduation. Over the last 5 years RedR have repeatedly asked us back to run a weekend hands on RSK module for young engineers that always provides valuable technical feedback.
In 2015 we worked together with the IFRC to produce the first bamboo RSK technical sheets. A great deal of field work has been done since this publication and we look forward to updating it in the near future.