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Partner The Mobile Factory (De Mobiele Fabriek) further developed their mobile solution for transforming concrete debris into new homes and they will soon start a large scale project in Haiti. For more information, click here.


A special edition of Tensi News (Newsletter of the European Based Network for the Design and Realisation of Tensile Structures) on the SMART, multifunctional technical textiles. The newsletter gives a full report on the research and the realisation of the...


An overview of lessons learnt by the partners in SPEEDKITS. A short presentation given at the end of the project on April 14th 2016.


28-04-2016 A video has been made showing the shelter activities in S(P)EEDKITS. It covers all 4 types (Clever Roof, Cocoon, Multipurpose Tent and Mobile Modular Unit) and shows how these were brought from early concept to advanced prototypes. Focus is on...


a guideline to select the most performant materials to enhance the living conditions inside emergency shelters Emergency situations often occur in hot climates. To provide comfortable living conditions inside the shelters of refugees or homeless people,...


A guideline on fixings used for shelters made from flexible fabrics and rope tensioners This guideline consists of 2 parts, both needed to answer the not so easy question: How to attach a fabric to a frame? Whoever tried to fix any textile cladding...


A comparative study to assist humanitarian workers in selecting suitable textile materials Lots of cladding materials are available on the market, each with their specific properties. This study compared 10 cladding materials from the humanitarian sector...


January 8, 2016 Just before Christmas S(P)EEDKITS partner IBBK has sent their prototype Biogas Kit to Saron, South Africa for testing. Saron is an agricultural community in the Cape region, about a 1,5 hour drive northeast of Cape Town. Together with the...


The FP7 project S(P)EEDKITS performed a successful deployment of shelter and tent solutions in North-Senegal: a novel type of emergency housing consisting of a “clever roof” and complementary “cocoon” were handed out to the local population as...


At the December conference in Dakar-Senegal, the EU project S(P)EEDKITS will be presented to the local humanitarian actors. The presentations will focus on the four shelter types that are demonstrated in Senegal: a clever roof and cocoon for immediate...


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