practical shelter innovation for disaster relief

RSK endorsement by engineers and NGOs

Galway University.

Engineer report.

University West of England ( UWE) high speed wind tunnel testing.

Technical engineer ( see video)

" it is not oscillating as I expected. The structure is fine. The structure is holding out really really good"

"the ReciproBoo shelter is most definitely suitable for use in humanitarian emergencies worldwide and is a very important development in the area of humanitarian relief. The load bearing capabilities of the frame due its reciprocal shape and a host of benefits have resulted in a shelter which is very well adapted to suit humanitarian emergencies. It is felt that it is of great importance that aid agencies worldwide consider the advantages of the ReciproBoo shelter kit and indeed the concept behind the shelter.”

Medair South Sudan bamboo workshop.

Official report.

"During the discussion that followed, it was agreed that households fleeing needed something light enough to carry, that the kit components would be sufficiently useful to carry with them (although binding ties could often be sourced on arrival, that it would be easy to supplement the kit with other as-found materials."

Nepal bamboo shelter workshop.

Written comments from Oxfam, Red Cross and independent international engineers.

" I found the demonstration of bamboo relevant to us
( Nepalese context) because they are more stable, airy, cost effective and minimum engineering.Useful for initial emergency response "

"Principal of making frame is very innovative, the double shelter frame covers all standards. Really great learning from these model explanation"

" Found very creative and useful. excellent job, keep it up"

"Good work well done"


RedR UK Hands on Shelter Day.

Team leader of 12 engineers.

"this shelter was the best that had been constructed since the event was first run".

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