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3 Ways Temporary Containment Systems Help Project Managers

There’s good news for project managers tasked with staying on schedule and on budget while remaining flexible: the industry trend toward increased use of modular solutions is forcing a closer look at temporary containment, particularly for occupied renovations. Consider three ways choosing the right temporary containment system ...

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4 Ways We Design Safety into Our Modular Wall Solutions

Spend a little time talking with our Vice President of Product Development, Bruce Bickford, and you’ll quickly realize just how deeply ingrained safety is into our design program. Keeping patients and staff safe during an occupied renovation is at the core of our mission. The pandemic certainly heightened infection prevention ...

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ASTM E119 & ASTM E84 and Fire-Rated Barriers: What You Need to Know

When conducting an occupied renovation in a hospital, a one-hour fire-rated temporary construction wall is often required by national or regional jurisdictions, particularly when a working sprinkler system is not in place. Requirements and testing specifications can vary by state, city, hospital and even by project - and can ...

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5 Fire Safety Questions Answered by Josh The Fire Geek

We recently surveyed our customers and email subscribers about safety during hospital renovation and maintenance projects. Our survey asked respondents to describe which safety issues they feel are most commonly overlooked before and directly after a project starts; which safety concerns keep them up at night - and for one ...

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Janet Haas Principal Consulting Epidemiologist at Innovative Infection Prevention

SRA and ICRA: New Developments in Healthcare Construction Safety

By Janet Haas, Principal Consulting Epidemiologist at Innovative Infection Prevention We are honored to welcome our infection prevention advisor, Janet Haas, as a guest author to help us understand these healthcare construction safety developments. Dr. Haas is currently Principal Consulting Epidemiologist at Innovative ...

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The True Cost of Drywall for the Construction Industry

With many practical applications, drywall is commonly used in various renovations and remodeling projects within commercial settings. Contractors factor drywall cost into their projects’ budgets, sometimes even using drywall to temporarily contain areas within job sites so that businesses can continue to operate. Yet the true ...

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5 Containment Questions for Healthcare Project Pre-Planning

Our healthcare contractor customers have shared reams of notes from the field with us over the years. One thing is clear: healthcare contractors have ‘settled’ for traditional, often inferior, methods for containment challenges for far too long. Methods which can create as many problems as they solve, contributing to ...

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