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ReciproBoo

practical shelter innovation for disaster relief

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Aid Innovation Award

Winner AidEx 2015

The single elevated ReciproBoo Shelter Kit (RSK)

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Main reasons to use it:

1. STRENGTH OF RECIPROCAL FRAME (RF) ROOF
This ability to support heavy insulation makes it cooler than any
tent and warmer in a cold climate (Africa trials support 100Kg).

2. SAVING UP TO 33% ON TRANSPORTATION COSTS
The RSK roof uses 33% less bamboo than traditional shelters.

3. EFFICIENCY OF RECIPROCAL FRAME SPAN AND SUPPORT
The support is at the centre of the tarpaulin where it is needed
most and water will not build up when the roof frame is near horizontal.

4. THE SHELTER WALLS CAN EASILY BE BUILT UP
Unlike a tent the reciprocal frame roof is only dependent on the
corner support posts and not ridge poles or walls for its support.

5. A SHELTER FOR URBAN AND RURAL DISASTERS
Adapts to any space or sloping terrain and uses existing masonry.

6. STORM RESISTANCE
The shelter can be lowered in minutes to a severe storm profile
shelter.

7. RAPID ASSEMBLY USING ONLY BASIC SKILLS
Any family can build, disassemble and carry shelter if displaced.

8. UPGRADEABLE & REPAIRABLE, USING LOCAL RESOURCES
A truly modular shelter; use four units for a temporary classroom.

Single elevated RF shelter built by Red Cross Myanmar using IFRC shelter tool kit.

The roof frame is assembled on the ground and then simply lifted onto posts.In this example bamboo matting is being used for insulation

The same shelter with a lowered awning.

The support is in the middle where it is needed most and water drains away from each of the four outer quadrants.

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Disaster preparedness and prepositioning of bamboo RSK:

1. Communities at risk can pre-cut 11 bamboo poles per family ie 7 x 3 metre and 4 x 4 metre lengths. If tarpaulins are not immdiately available a family can thatch their roof frame on the ground and lift onto support poles to provide temprary shelter.

2. Aid Agency prepositioned bamboo RSKs.
Pre-cut 12 lengths of bamboo to fit standard 6m x 4m relief tarpaulins ie 6 x 2.75m and 4 x 3.50m and 2 x 1.50m

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Seeds Asia Myanmar building the shelter.

This was the first shelter they had built. The shelter was built rapidly with everyone being able to assist..

Seeds Asia propose to use the shelter build method in their community outreach program in the Delta.

Temporary classrooms.

Double elevated reciprocal frame(RF) roof shelter.

This shelter is ideal for building a temporary classroom when 2 or more units are assembled together to provide a large covered work space.

Walls can be filled in with panels of lattice bamboo.

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A double elevated reciprocal frame shelter.
Two or more of these units can be assembled to make a classroom.

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Each roof frame can be assembled on the ground, and then simply lifted onto the support posts

To discuss this further
please contact Shaun Halbert:

Email: shaunvet@hotmail.co.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 7890401558

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