Better Shelter RHU 1.2

Better Shelter RHU 1.2
May 14, 2020 Charly Ligety

Better Shelter RHU 1.2

The Refugee Housing Unit (RHU) is an innovative shelter solution resulting from a collaborative research & development project undertaken by Better Shelter and UNHCR, with the support of the IKEA Foundation. This partnership was formed with the aim of developing an improved shelter solution that provides greater dignity and supports the protection of refugees and other people of concern.

  • Quoted Total Cost: $1,250 (+ shipping)
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 185 sqft
  • Quote Sleeps # People/Beds: 4 beds
  • Quote Includes # Units: 1 unit
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: Yes

Design

Used for shelter before? Yes
Used for shelter in the U.S.? No
If so, list examples Sudan, 2015, 400 units deployed
Prior use comments Sudan, 2015, 400 units deployed
Building experience comments Experienced
Intended use cases Families, workers, emergency medical facilities
R-value (insulation) 0-10
Risk Category N/A – Temporary Use
Roof Load (PSF) 9
Indoor Clearance Height (ft) 8
Waterproof? Yes
Professional Engineer Stamp? n/a
Conforms to ICC’s Temporary Structure and Uses Code n/a
Other Structural/Safety Comments Allows users to evacuate in a minimum time of two minutes in case of fire Withstands 18 m/s or 65 km/h
Sustainability/Green Building Certifications? SOLAR ENERGY: The RHU provides 6 hours of electricity supply for lighting, while providing plugs for the charging of electronic devices
Materials Used/Made of: Recycled plastic
Mobile? Semi-Mobile (detachable, minor disassembly)
Disassembly/Assembly Comments: Easy, 4 man team
Ideal Mounting Surfaces Soil (Dirt/Grass), Asphalt / Parking Lot, Other
Anchoring Process Bolt in

Budget

Item Cost ($) Notes
Materials $1,250
Labor simple assembly with volunteers
Delivery $ not included
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Budget Total $1,250
Total Per Bed $313
Total Per Unit $1,250
Add-on Items
Check all items that are not included in your quote (i.e. would need to be quoted by outside party) Toilet / Washrooms, Delivery Charge
List outside vendors needed to execute (including any architects and engineers) Delivery, bathrooms
Possible Delivery Method(s) Airdrop, Flat pack module
% of Housing Built On-site >75%
Installation Special Tooling / Skill Level Low skill volunteer crew

Timing

Design (days) 0
Production (days) 0
Site Prep (days) 1
On-Site Assembly (days) 1
Total (days) 2
Amount in Inventory (#) 1,000
Production Capacity 1k/year
Production Location Gdansk, Poland
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