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PCL Construction Teams with University of Denver, Citizen Care Pod Corp. and WZMH Architects on COVID-19 Testing Facility
9 October 2020 - - US-based PCL Construction is working with the University of Denver and WZMH Architects to design, build and deliver a smart screening and testing facility Citizen Care Pod Corp.'s Mobile COVID-19 Testing Pod (Care Pod) to support the return of students to the University of Denver campus during the coronavirus pandemic, the company said.

From concept to completion, the entire process took three weeks and is providing COVID-19 testing professionals with a permanent facility that provides a secure and comfortable environment.

Having used tents for COVID-19 testing, the university turned to PCL Construction for a more permanent solution to safely conduct testing through changing weather conditions.

The 40-foot pod can test individuals who either walk or drive-up.

Unlike tents, the pod offers a secure, safe and comfortable environment with climate control, HEPA filters, heating, air conditioning and positive air pressurization. It also is ADA compliant.

The testing pods are easily modified for future use in administering a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as for flu and other viruses. Click here to see a video of the Care Pod's installation.

Utilising modular construction methods, PCL Construction is manufacturing and assembling the pods by retrofitting shipping containers to support rapid delivery and installation.

Heating, air-conditioning, and high-efficiency particulate HEPA filters for mechanical ventilation units are standard features.

Citizen Care Pod also offers an Education Pod and a Long-Term Care Visiting Pod.
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