Design & Health

Schindler UV PRO & CleanRail handrail solutions

Bacteria Be Gone

Schindler Ultra UV PRO and Schindler CleanRail handrail solutions are added safeguards for facilities to help counter the spread of bacteria and viruses via high-touch surfaces like escalator and moving walk handrails. Schindler Ultra UV PRO is installed inside the equipment, working in the background 24/7 to deliver germicidal ultraviolet (UV-C) light to treat handrails at a short distance, directly damaging the genetic material of the bacteria or virus in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way.Schindler CleanRail functions as an additive that is infused into the thermoplastic polyurethane body of escalator and moving walk handrails, inhibiting bacterial functioning and growth. These

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Heat Exchange Ventilation System

The Lossnay RVX Energy Recovery Ventilator improves comfort, while supporting wellness by supplying outside air to a space that’s been tempered with heat from the exhaust air stream that would otherwise be wasted.Judge’s Comment: “Very timely product, given the strong push to upgrade school ventilation systems in the wake of COVID-19. It provides an energy-efficient way to boost ventilation rates without increasing heating and cooling bills.”

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Sanitizer Stations

High-volume sanitizer stations hold a full gallon of ready-to-use hand sanitizer, featuring a locked door that houses another, back-up gallon for easy engaging. Seven powder colors or a client’s custom graphics or branding are available. The station is finished witha UV-stable powdercoat and is 7.21-in. wide × 9.85-in. deep × 48-in. high. 

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High-Performance Work Stations

The Brody Desk by Steelcase allows employees to focus even in high-traffic surroundings. This high-performance workstation was designed specifically for the in-between spaces in corporate environments. Regardless of the floor plan, the desk can be used as a stand-alone, or a series of desks can be put together. The desk offers a mini LED task light and integrated desk power is accessible via two Type A USB ports.

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Divided by Beauty

Now more than ever we find the importance of space, especially in public areas that have reopened during COVID-19. The need to distance socially should not preclude connectivity or beauty. Screen, divider and partitioning solutions achieve privacy without seclusion and are versatile, adaptable and configurable. Sensitile’s solutions divide spaces and create privacy, while at the same time, maintain a delightfully connected whole by extending, distributing and maximizing ambient and daytime light. They are easy to clean and sanitize. 

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McCormick Place's Rapid COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility

McCormick Place's Rapid COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility Conversion

In record time, Stantec and Walsh Construction delivered 300 beds for low-acuity patients and moderate-acuity COVID-19 patients to relieve capacity in the City of Chicago’s hospital system. Directed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in association with The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, Environmental Systems Design was brought in for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, medical cases and fire protection, and Thornton Tomasetti took care of the structural design.Fortunately, the convention center’s large open halls and regularly spaced in-floor utilities—power, data, water and drains—were ideal for setting up bays of patient spaces. Further, in the low

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St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center

Colorado Delivers for COVID-19

Providing more than 200 beds in less than a month’s time, the two design-build projects involved the renovation of two floors at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo for non-acute patients and a three-story tower for acute and non-acute patients at St. Anthony’s North in Westminster.“Both projects required a highly responsive, collaborative approach and the commitment of all stakeholders, and design and trade partners to successfully execute in a condensed time frame,” reports Keegan Snow, design phase manager, Mortenson, Denver.To keep pace, the project teams worked to quickly disseminate information to enable efficient design making and worked around the clock w

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Glass Screen Solutions

Expanding its glassSCREENS>Shield collection to include frameless and benching variations, CARVART’s screen solutions are made from anti-porous, scratch-resistant glass. The system can be customized for any business set-up and has been in particularly demand in pharmacies, healthcare facilities, financial institutions, retail, fitness clubs, beauty salons, schools and multifamily housing. The screens are manufactured from non-porous, scratch-resistant and tempered glass, perfect for communal counters, front desks, cashiers, group work, health and leisure activities and other interactive spaces that requires protection in a cohesive environment.

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Fabege WAW-Work Away from Work

New Way to Work?

Scandinavia is seen as a pioneer for good work culture, but given the impact of the COVID-19 virus, and the effectiveness of “work away from work,” Fabege, one of Sweden’s largest property companies, set out to develop an office concept beyond most models. Its reservable satellite offices are spatially detached from the main office, a new idea that reveals benefits for the individual and for social coexistence. Three locations, across Stockholm, were created and equipped with flexible downlights for a track. The concept moves away from traditional approaches. “I wanted to avoid carpets of light at all costs,” said Joaquim de Abreu, WAW’s lighting designer.

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Wellness Divider

Integra Seating announces a new Wellness Divider. Designed to divide space between seated guests in waiting rooms, lounges and guest and lobby areas, it can assist in stopping the spread of airborne germs, including the novel coronavirus. Free-standing at an overall height of 52-in., the Wellness Divider combines a clean, minimalist aesthetic and practical functionality for designers and facility managers alike. The base and upright supports are solid steel with a silver powder coat finish. The divider comes in either a transparent polycarbonate or white HPDE material with eased edges, which brings a soft and unobtrusive appearance. 

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