practical shelter innovation for disaster relief

Partnership opportunity


Steel RSK


Bamboo RSK

1. Manufacturing the steel RSK

Manufacturing the steel RSK requires no special tooling as all the components are readily available and assembly is all that is needed.

The shelter can be provided as a complete single or double shelter kit.

The frame can also be supplied on its own to aid agencies that currently deploy only tarpaulins and basic tool kits.

It is this versatility of the RSK to fit in with existing products that opens up many exciting business opportunities.

3. Educational opportunities

We see promoting the educational benefits of reciprocal frames as a key step to getting the construction concept widely adopted.

Schools can teach the history, physics maths and geometry of reciprocal frames while combining it with hands on practical work. Scouts and guides can apply this practical work directly by assembling shelters instead of tents.

We have already begun working with universities on the engineering, architectural and humanitarian aspects of the shelter and this now needs to be further developed.

2. Deploying the bamboo RSK

Our aim is to show how bamboo shelter kits can successfully be pre-positioned and deployed in large numbers as part of a relief effort.

This can be achieved on a low cost budget by using local bamboo resources.

Options include a full scale pilot project or a program of instruction to demonstrate the benefits alongside traditional shelters.

The ability of the bamboo RSK to be rapidly upgraded to a more permanent shelter highlights the huge potential of this project.

to discuss any of these initiatives

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