Behind the build: BD+C's 'Pedia-Pod' modular pediatric patient unit at Greenbuild 2013 [slideshow]
Next week at Greenbuild, BD+C will unveil its demonstration pediatric patient unit, called Pedia-Pod. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of this unique modular structure.
Next week at Greenbuild, Building Design+Construction and our partners will unveil a demonstration pediatric patient unit, called Pedia-Pod, as part of our annual GreenZone event. Modular builder NRB constructed the unit. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of this unique modular structure.
Renderings depict the final design concept for the Pedia-Pod. The goal was to provide a kid-friendly patient room, offering a unique and cheerful environment where a child can feel most comfortable.
The 14 x 42-foot module will showcase a range of interior finishes, a specialized bathroom, treatment/recovery area, work station for medical staff, and a waiting area for parents that doubles as a play area for children.
The unit also displays some of the structural elements, the building envelope, interior and exterior finishes, doors and fenestration, as well as electrical and mechanical, to demonstrate how an entire clinic could be designed and finished. Modular facilities can be customized to suit the particular health care facility requirement.
Steel frame fabrication at NRB's manufacturing plant in Ephrata, Pa. Photo: Courtesy NRB
Steel deck in place. Photo: Courtesy NRB
Photo: Courtesy NRB
Installation of roof structure and deck Photo: Courtesy NRB
An NRB builder installs the Pedia-Pods gutter system. Photo: Courtesy NRB