In recent weeks, two of the country’s largest contractors have debuted prefabricated module systems to help facilitate the reopening of offices, schools, transit hubs and sports venues.
The WorkWell modular system from Turner Construction Co. and the Citizen Care Pod from PCL provide safe settings for health screenings at entrances to buildings and public spaces where infection control is a concern.
Developed with design firm LEO A DALY, the WorkWell system can be rapidly deployed with minimal need for onsite construction, according to Turner. A wide range of organizations, companies and public entities have expressed interest in how the WorkWell system can be integrated into their facilities and support and improve the health screening process, according to Brian Knowles, industrial executive at Turner.
Equipped with medical devices and specialized air handling systems, the WorkWell units allow employers and facilities managers to efficiently screen large groups of entrants for signs of infectious disease including coronavirus and seasonal flu. Prices start at around $200,000 including installation, Knowles said, adding that the final price depends on options and features chosen by the client and the extent of site adaption work required at the facility.