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1 Brussels November humanitarian timber Supported by UN/OCHA, IFRC and Care International

2 Brussels November Project history NRC internal timber guidelines Scoping study funded by UN/OCHA Final Guidelines funded by IFRC, UN/OCHA and CARE Currently in 3 rd draft

3 Brussels November Humanitarian timber Peer reviews -Yogyakarta -London – UK Shelter Forum -Nairobi -Bangladesh – field workshop -Washington – US Shelter Forum -London – editorial meeting

4 Brussels November Humanitarian timber Bamboo supply, Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar Timber an issue with all emergency responses

5 Brussels November Humanitarian timber Community Build Transitional Settlements, Pisco Earthquake, Peru Timber an issue with all emergency responses

6 Brussels November Humanitarian timber Emergency Shelter, Earthquake, Pakistan Timber an issue with all phases of response

7 Brussels November Humanitarian timber Transitional Settlements Tsunami, Sri Lanka Timber an issue with all phases of response

8 Brussels November Humanitarian timber Permanent Reconstruction, Cyclone, Mozambique Timber an issue with all phases of response

9 Brussels November What’s Inside? Contents I INTRODUCTION A – PLANNING B – SPECIFICATION C- LOGISTICS D – CONSTRUCTION II - ANNEX ii.1 Glossary ii.2 Further references ii.3 Sample documents

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13 Brussels November What’s Inside? A – PLANNING A.1 Think before you build A.2 Environment and protection A.3 Legal issues A.4 Markets and supply A.5 Timber and other materials A.6 Who will build? A.7 Designing a building A.8 Checklists Ensuring that timber is really required and that it is used appropriately

14 Brussels November What’s Inside? B – SPECIFICATION B.1 Developing a specification B.2 Sourcing directly B.3 Source verification, certification and documentation B.4 Processes and treatments B.5 Quality B.6 Quantity B.7 Delivery and payment B.8 Checklists Ensuring that the type and quantity of timber chosen is appropriate to its use

15 Brussels November What’s Inside? C- LOGISTICS C.1 Reception C.2 Storage C.3 Transport C.4 Distribution C.5 Health and Safety Ensuring that timber is handled correctly in order to prolong its lifespan and avoid waste

16 Brussels November What’s Inside? D – CONSTRUCTION D.1 Monitoring construction D.2 Components of a building D.3 Jointing timber D.5 Green timber and Poor quality timber D.6 Construction checklist Ensuring that timber is used appropriately so that it resists hazards and may be easily maintained

17 Brussels November Humanitarian timber Launch at next Shelter Meeting Final booklet available free of charge both digitally and in hard copy. For further details and drafts: or


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