Worldwide: Tent R&D Solution
|Project NAME||Tent Research and Development Project|
|SCOPE||To strengthen the shelter response of humanitarian actors by improving the Global Shelter Cluster surge capacity and shelter preparedness.|
|DURATION||5 months, July 2014 to December 2014|
The development of the Family Tent in 2009/2010 jointly made by UNHCR, ICRC and IFRC ended with an improved version of the Family Tent. Nevertheless, several aspects of the tent can evolve to achieve a lighter solution at a lower cost, with less production/transport/storage constraints, keeping the high level of efficiency.
To continue these efforts IFRC/ICRC and UNHCR decided to launch a Research and Development (R&D) project since 2011 to develop a light weight tent solution – improving the stability of the frame structure and performing in term of fire retardancy.
In regard of the analysis of the 3 tent models developed and tested in 2013, a revised design ” improved dome tent ” has been pre-selected and will be evaluated in 2014 with the technical support of the IFRC-SRU.
The following activities will take place:
- Evaluation of the performance of the new tent model using thermic software.
- Participation in technical working group meetings
- Establishment of a testing protocol for wam and cold environments