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Dec 5, 2014. Standard shelter solutions used by the Red Cross are challenged by the changing nature and increased number of disasters. Family tents and rub-halls that have been a good solution in the past are no longer the most suitable response when...


26-11-2014 Aidex is the international event for professionals in aid and development. Past edition took place on November 12-13 in Brussels. From S(P)EEDKITS side, we had a workshop in which we presented some of our latest developments: Picture of the S(...


Thermal insulation of shelters, both for winter and summer time, is a domain which is being investigated intensively by the humanitarian sector. In the S(P)EEDKITS project, Centexbel supports this research with lab tests of different textile materials,...


In the Spring of 2014, the initial concept of the S(P)eedkits latrine has been modified and is evaluated by the British Red Cross during  the summer of 2014. The latest model of the raised latrine is a modular kit which consists of several sub-kits that...


Based on the S(P)EEDKITS concept, and in contrast with existing solutions, the Mobile Recycling Kit is designed as an attuned process which is suitable for rapid deployment in disaster areas. Hence, two sub kits are designed which combined are able to...


[News taken from facebook page PRACTICA - https://www.facebook.com/practicafoundation]Manual percussion drilling is a technology using a heavy bailer and percussion bit to drill through hard formations. PRACTICA is developing a simple mechanisation to...


A workshop for WP1-packaging and WP2-shelter was organised on July 14-15 at partner POLIMIn in Milan, Italy. The goal was to test the prototypes for the Clever Roof, Multipurpose Unit and SmartTARP and to reach a common agreement on the next steps. Please...


Within the S(P)EEDKITS the IFRC-Shelter Research Unit is responsible for developing the work package on shelter solutions. Other key partners involved are VUB, POLIMI, TUE, Centexbel and Sioen .This deliverable offers an overview of  the designs for four...


The IFRC-SRU conference is an annual event that brings together a wide range of humanitarian shelter actors, as well as academics and suppliers to share knowledge and exchange experience. The focus of this year's conference is on cladding materials and...


The first deliverable of Work Package 1 reporting on the basic guidelines the group has developed for so-called smart packaging.


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