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ReciproBoo

practical shelter innovation for disaster relief

KEY BENEFITS OF RSK : THE SHELTER USES 33% LESS BAMBOO

Saving 40%

THE RSK USES UP TO 40% LESS BAMBOO
THEN TRADITIONAL SHELTERS

There are 2 main reasons for this:

1. The reciprocal frame used for the RSK roof is a
self - supporting structure. This means that
shorter poles can be used to span a given roof
space; hence its historic use in construction to
support floors http://bit.ly/17PHVFF

2. The reciprocal frame roof does not require any
lateral ridge poles. Support is only needed at the
corners of the frame.

Traditional shelter

RSK shelter

In the example opposite the poles of the RSK roof provide support at the centre and do not require lateral ridge poles.

The result is a saving of 18 metres (40%) of bamboo.

Cost savings

Using 30 to 40% less bamboo will save
$3 to $4 per shelter.

This is a saving of between $300,000 to
$400,000 for every 100,000 shelters kits
an aid agency deploys.

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