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Cost-Effective Construction Barriers for Contractors

Contractors can spend a lot of time and money putting up temporary walls or barriers during construction or renovation projects. There’s the cost of materials, the labor to install, and the expense of tearing it down, disposing of it, and cleaning it up afterward.

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The Benefits – And Limitations – of Polycarbonate Wall Panels

For years, contractors have used plastic sheets or drywall to block off or contain areas when construction called for temporary walls. Both are messy and inefficient. Plastic sheets don’t hold up over time and often struggle to keep construction debris inside. Drywall is expensive, especially when you factor in material costs, ...

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Patient Satisfaction Includes More Than Positive Outcomes

Healthcare success stories typically speak to the importance of doctors, nurses, and cutting-edge equipment at the point of care. However, an increasing number of hospitals and outpatient facilities are focusing on patient experience as the lynchpin connecting key performance indicators with achieving their patient-centered ...

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Dividing Occupied Spaces With Office Wall Partitions

We spend a lot of time on this blog discussing how our modular wall systems are particularly well-suited to healthcare construction and renovation projects. Although we’re obviously proud of the fact that our ICRA-compliant RealWall™, LiteBarrier™ and FireblockWall™ reusable temporary containment protects patients, caregivers ...

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Topping Off Our One-Hour Fire-Rated Containment System: FireblockCap

Following last year’s successful launch of FireblockWall™, the first-of-its-kind, one-hour fire-rated reusable temporary containment system, STARC Systems has introduced a clever new accessory that eliminates the need for facility managers and contractors to build through the spaghetti above the ceiling – or construct a soffit ...

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Understanding The Role Of Negative Air

*Updated March 2023 Designing temporary containment for construction and renovation projects takes many factors into consideration, but safety is paramount. Particularly for use in healthcare settings, where concerns about keeping patients, caregivers and staff protected from construction dust and potentially dangerous ...

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Modular Walls: What They Are and When To Use Them

Temporary modular walls have evolved significantly over the past few years, proving their value as a reliable alternative to traditional solutions, such as drywall or plastic sheeting. But determining when they provide a viable option depends on your intended purpose. To help clear up confusion, here’s a quick look at what ...

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STARC Systems Adds a Rated Ceiling to FireblockWall

The first modular reusable one-hour fire rated temporary containment system now features a FireblockCap™ to create an entire fire-rated enclosure—from floor to ceiling. Facility managers and contractors no longer have to build through the spaghetti above the ceiling or a soffit to the deck to meet the requirement. BRUNSWICK, ...

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ICRA 2.0

ICRA 2.0: Key Takeaways

The latest ASHE-led changes and clarifications aimed at improving infection control during healthcare construction – commonly referred to as ICRA 2.0 – offer much to consider. During STARC’s recent webinar, ICRA 2.0: Recommendations for Improving Prevention Planning in Healthcare Construction, attendees heard from our panel of ...

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