• BAMBOO AND STEEL HYBRID SHELTER

    At the recent Coventry University bamboo shelter workshop it became clear that parts from both steel and bamboo shelters could be interchanged. On example of this is the option to use bamboo stakes for anchoring the side ropes of the steel shelter. This would mean that the rope attachment hooks would not be needed. Read More

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  • 11/08/2014 PERU RED CROSS VISIT

    On 11th August, 2014 during a visit to Peru Shaun Halbert took the opportunity to meet senior members of the Red Cross in Lima.

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  • SOUTH SUDAN OPTION TO USE RSK

    In February 2012 Medair set up a bamboo workshop in South Sudan to demonstrate the RSK shelter.

    Recently the need for this type of shelter has been highlighted as the refugee situation deteriorates.

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  • PHILIPPINES BAMBOO SHELTER AND ROOF REPAIR

    In November 2013 the ReciproBoo home page was dedicated to providing options using reciprocal frames to build emergency shelters and effect temporary repairs to roofs damaged by the typhoon.

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  • BAMBOO SHELTER WORKSHOP NEPAL

    In April 2013, together with Bikalpa a local NGO , the first bamboo reciprocal frame shelter workshop was held in Kathmandu. Read more.

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  • WIND TUNNEL TESTS ON RSK STORM SHELTER

    In March 3013 the steel RSK storm shelter underwent high speed wind tunnel testing at UWE ( University of West of England) . Read more.

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  • RED R ENGINEERS BUILD RSK SHELTER

    In May 3103 the steel RSK was demonstrated to engineers at a RedR meeting. The engineers went on to build a basic shelter out of availabloe branches. Read more

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  • RSK RESEARCH AT GALWAY UNIVERSITY

    In March 2012 engineering students at Galway University undertook research on the steel RSK and published the results in a report.

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  • DEMONSTRATION RSK AND UNHCR TENT AT SURREY UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

    Enginering students at the University of Surrey compare the steel RSK to a UNHCR tent.

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  • DEMONSTRATION OF FIRST FULL SIZE SHELTER AT PRACTICAL ACTION FESTIVAL

    The full size shelter was first demonstrated at a workshop at the Practical Action Small Is Festival in September 2010 where Engineers Without Borders (EWB) proposed setting up a student engineering project. [Read more]

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