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A welcoming entry-point for wellness screening anywhere

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A welcoming entry-point for wellness screening anywhere

Modular WorkWell™ ecosystem can process up to 40 people per minute.


By John Caulfield, Senior Editor | May 30, 2020

WorkWell is made up up prefabricated components, and the building takes between six and nine weeks to be constructed and operational. Images: Leo A Daly and Turner Construction

During the coronavirus outbreak, wellness often took center stage in discussions about long-term infection control strategies.

Leo A Daly and Turner Construction have partnered on the development of a design-build concept called WorkWell™, an assembly of prefabricated components designed to allow employers, schools, venues, airports and public spaces to efficiently screen large groups of entrants for signs of infectious disease.

The WorkWell™ modular point of entry offers a safe and welcoming setting for health screening of individuals entering high-traffic buildings and public spaces. The centerpiece is the entry pavilion, installed in any area where a controlled checkpoint is needed. Individuals are quickly checked for fever and potentially screened for other health risk factors. The pavilion is designed for touchless operation and includes air handling systems capable of controlling the transfer of airborne pathogens.  

“It’s important for that health screening be a pleasant and welcoming experience,” says Daniel Yudchitz, AIA, Senior Design Architect with Leo A Daly. “We designed WorkWell™ to be an enhancement to a facility, not an ordeal. It should inspire confidence in the health and safety of everyone entering.”

WorkWell's modular design is adjustable for different locations and levels of anticipated screening capacity.

 

PREFABRICATION SPEEDS INSTALLATION PROCESS

WorkWell™ modules are fabricated in an automated shop environment for speed of implementation, product quality and contractor safety. Design-build delivery enables the units to be deployed rapidly at a competitive price point. Offsite fabrication and plug-and-play design require minimal need for onsite construction crews.  

“Prefabrication and modularization allow us to meet aggressive schedules while maintaining a high level of quality control and minimizing the potential for on-site safety incidents,” says Brian Knowles, LEED AP, DBIA, industrial executive at Turner Construction. “By deploying rapidly and at scale, we can keep workforces and the public healthy and facilities safely operational.” 

The marketing campaign for WorkWell launched last Thursday. The product doesn’t have a specific client yet, but the development team is in discussions with several prospects.

The cost of each installation will depend on the application, options chosen, and features chosen. Knowles tells BD+C that, the expected range is from $260,000 to $320,000. “We are looking at six-to-nine weeks for full occupancy from date of confirmed order/scope.”

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