21 November 2011

Wire and cables – E.S. Peru

1 comment:

  1. This shelter makes good use of local resources (bamboo) and materials from the IFRC kit ( wire and tarpaulins).The bamboo poles held under tension by steel wire clearly works. The wall panels can be quickly woven from strips of split bamboo and potentially reinforced later with mud composites such as wattle and daub / blocks etc. I believe this emphasis on local materials using local skills to be the way forward rather then a total dependence on imported hi tech shelters. In a country like Peru that has recurring earthquakes but also large bamboo resources it may also be possible to stockpile bamboo wall panels and poles on a rolling 'use and replacement ' basis. The only imported steel would then be the wire IFRC shelter kit and the necessary basic tools for assemby.