Rapid deployment shelter systems are crucial for incident response, crisis management, field hospitals, headquarter shelter systems, early entry and military tactical deployment. These fully-functional, portable camp facilities are often deployed in remote areas, and therefore, need to function autonomously with all of the necessary equipment and amenities available on location.
However, the Government of Canada has acknowledged that the standard ranges of deployable shelter systems on the market are not able to meet the requirements of the Canadian military. In April 2015, the Government put out a RFP to procure a Headquarter Shelter System (HQSS).
In order to meet this requirement, the rapid deployment structures must not only meet specific structural requirements in harsh climates, but it must be designed to reduce logistical and operating costs, as well as reduce manpower and equipment needed. However, the commonly used internal-frame design does not accomplish these requirements effectively.
Team Camec was formed in response to the RFP to procure Headquarter Shelter Systems. We provide a tried-and-tested external-frame design which provides lower lifecycle costs and improved in-field performance, compared to the more common designs.
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