Modular Walls Should Be Part of Planning & Design
Avoid Overlooking Extra Precaution Measures
With so many moving parts in a healthcare facility’s complex renovation or expansion project, many times the need for temporary walls, or barricades as often referred to, are overlooked and become an afterthought.
However, temporary walls are the prime solution in avoiding healthcare services to come to a screeching halt during construction. Not only do they allow for normal business operations and patient services to continue with minimal disruption, but it also plays a vital role in supporting hospitals’ established infection control best practices.
Building temporary walls are part of the extra measures of precaution taken to help reduce potential risks and exposures to possible illness-causing matter derived from construction projects – volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mold, and silica dust.
Project managers use temporary walls to:
- Isolate hazardous construction areas
- Create provisional office spaces
- Reduce patient and staff exposure from harmful construction byproducts
With advanced planning, the integration of reusable modular walls into a construction project can provide endless benefits including saved time and money on labor, building materials, permit and landfill fees.
In the case of McCain Walls, the quick and easy installation and removal process, not to mention dust-free, accelerate project schedules by reducing the time it takes to install them, compared to traditional temporary walls.
The cleanup is a breeze since there are essentially minimum to zero byproducts that end up in a landfill. The reconfigurable design allows McCain Walls to be reused multiple times, making it the ideal wall system for multi-phase projects. All components are recyclable once the system is no longer needed.
In short, incorporating reusable modular wall systems into a construction project early on provides benefits to those involved in the construction project, as well as staff and patients by protecting them from dangerous work zones.