To meet the need for safe COVID-19 isolation or testing space, see these container-based modules

by Brianna Crandall — March 20, 2020 — SG Blocks, a designer, innovator and fabricator of shipping container-based structures, continues to advance its agenda of delivering affordable housing and sustainable commercial solutions, and just announced that it has launched a series of container-based health and safety modules to help support the response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

SG Blocks shipping container-based health and safety modules

The shipping container-based health and safety modules help support the response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Image courtesy SG Blocks

The applications for the container-based product line include but are not limited to:

  • COVID-19 externalized patient care rooms
  • Staff testing and re-testing centers
  • Hospital/caregiver staff housing
  • Staff offices for those requiring quarantine or monitoring
  • First responder units
  • Airport and venue screening and quarantine
SG Blocks series of container-based modules

The modules serve as COVID-19 patient care rooms, testing centers, staff housing, first responder units or airport and venue screening and quarantine. Image courtesy SG Blocks

Paul Galvin, chairman and CEO of SG Blocks, stated:

We believe these products can offer states, cities and employer’s options for those in their care or custody. They are designed to help students, patients, health professionals and others exposed to COVID-19 isolate in a safe place. Those that work in the service economy, especially emergency and medical personnel, should have an option other than going home to risk infecting loved ones.

SG Blocks advances and promotes the use of code-engineered cargo-shipping containers for safe and sustainable construction. The firm offers a product that exceeds many standard building code requirements, and also supports developers, architects, builders and owners in achieving greener construction, faster execution, and stronger buildings of higher value.

Each LEED-certifiable project starts with GreenSteel, the structural core and shell of an SG Blocks building, and then is customized to client specifications.