Measuring a pandemic’s impact on the built environment
This pandemic has created the need for speed in design and construction. Creative and innovative solutions were needed to rapidly meet the critical needs for emergency facilities, quarantine centers, testing sites and temporary housing. Non-traditional methods were needed and one great example is modular construction – meaning prefabrication of standardized components off-site and then assembling them on-site.
Modular construction offers customization in addition to speed. Flexible components like movable walls help buildings adapt to needs. Circular Impact partner recently with PCTS from Portugal, a company formed by engineers that has precision and Re usability in its DNA. Quick, easy & safe to maneuver by anyone PCTS movable walls are designed with the customer in mind – precision made components ensure that panels glide effortlessly and quietly along aluminium guides so that space can be configured quickly, easily and safely by anyone. demonstrates this flexibility.
The use of existing buildings to serve newly relevant purposes is a strategic way to speed up the creation of needed space. Adaptive reuse has been gaining popularity even before COVID-19. It is regarded as a sensitive, sustainable approach for our aging built environment. It has now proven to be the most efficient way to create emergency facilities.