Selecting Temporary Reusable Construction Walls: Air Quality & Sensitivity

When it comes to modular wall systems, the stakes are higher than simple aesthetics or cost-efficiency. In specialized environments such as healthcare facilities, laboratories, and data centers, the temporary wall system you choose can significantly impact air quality.

General-Purpose Environments

In spaces where air quality is not a critical concern, modular wall systems offer a superior alternative to temporary drywall or plastic barriers. Modular walls not only conceal construction activities but also facilitate efficient navigation.

Key Considerations:

  • Reusability to minimize waste
  • Utilization of recycled materials
  • Convenient additional features

Specialized Environments

For settings such as clean rooms and data centers, the requirements are far more stringent. The wall systems must be capable of eliminating even microscopic contaminants.

Key Considerations:

  • Effective particulate control
  • Antimicrobial surfaces
  • Compliance with ISO standards
  • Integrated airflow systems
  • Compatibility with HEPA filters

Critical Environments

In healthcare settings, particularly patient care areas, there is zero margin for error. The wall systems must be designed to safeguard against both particulate and microbial contamination.

Key Considerations:

  • Efficient dust and germ control
  • Negative air pressure capabilities
  • Patient safety protocols
  • Compliance with ICRA and fire safety standards
  • Ease of cleaning and disinfection

The Solution: Temporary reusable construction walls.

Achieving ICRA Compliance

To meet the requirements of ICRA Class V, the inclusion of an anteroom is essential, along with fulfilling other Class IV criteria. This is especially crucial in healthcare applications.

For example, a recent renovation project in a healthcare facility opted for our prefabricated modular wall system, which exceeds the standards for ICRA Class IV and V, fire safety, and negative air pressure. The result? Zero instances of contamination, ensuring the safety of both patients and healthcare professionals.


Selecting the appropriate wall systems calls for an in-depth understanding of the specific needs of the environment in question. By prioritizing safe, efficient, and innovative solutions, you can meet or exceed your client’s expectations.

By adhering to these guidelines and customizing your approach for each project, Project Managers, Facilities Managers, and contractors can collectively elevate the standards for commercial construction.

For additional guidance on how to select the right wall for your project, download our Definitive Guide to Prefabricated Modular Walls.

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