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May 28, 2020
Two leaders in architecture and construction have partnered to introduce a prefabricated building system aimed at controlling the spread of Coronavirus and seasonal flu.
Developed jointly by global design firm LEO A DALY and Turner Construction Company, the modular WorkWell™ system provides a safe and welcoming setting for health screening at entrances to buildings and public spaces where infection control is a concern.
Offsite fabrication and plug-and-play design enable rapid deployment of WorkWell™ modules with minimal need for onsite construction crews.
How it works
WorkWell™ is an ecosystem 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 centerpiece of WorkWell™ 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.
WorkWell™ modules are designed for plug-and-play implementation in a variety of colors, lighting and branding options. The aesthetically appealing units are designed to integrate seamlessly with existing facilities and provide an inviting first impression for visitors.
“This is the first point of contact that an employee, student, event attendee or traveler has as they enter a facility. It’s important for that health screening to be a pleasant and welcoming experience. 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,” said Daniel Yudchitz, AIA, Senior Design Architect with LEO A DALY.
WorkWell™ modules are prefabricated in an automated shop environment to increase speed of implementation, product quality and contractor safety. Design-build delivery by LEO A DALY and Turner enables the units to be deployed rapidly at a competitive price point.
“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,” said Brian Knowles, LEED AP, DBIA, industrial executive at Turner Construction Company. “By deploying rapidly and at scale, we can keep workforces and the public healthy and facilities safely operational.”
WorkWell™ modules are designed and built with clinical best practices in mind. The LEO A DALY/Turner team drew on decades of experience in healthcare and industrial design and construction to develop the system.
LEO A DALY and Turner are equipped to offer rapid response delivery of WorkWell™ systems in most North American locations, with occupancy possible in seven to nine weeks. LEO A DALY has 11 design studios in the United States, and Turner has 45 physical locations in North America.
Learn more about the WorkWell™ solution here: https://www.turnerconstruction.com/download-document/WorkWell_Rapid_Entry_Modifications.pdf
Michael Koalska| LEO A DALY | T: 612-341-9520 | E: MPKoalska@leoadaly.com
Brian Knowles | Turner Construction Company | T: 256-679-0362| E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Scheuerman | LEO A DALY | T: 402-390-4342 | E: email@example.com
Christopher McFadden | Turner Construction Company | T: 914.552.2434| E: firstname.lastname@example.org
About LEO A DALY
LEO A DALY is a leader in the design of the built environment, offering planning, architecture, engineering, interior design and program management services all over the world. Since 1915, we have had an unyielding focus on design excellence to create exceptional spaces that enhance and enrich the human experience. Our award-winning, diverse portfolio includes projects in a wide range of markets in more than 91 countries, all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.leoadaly.com.
About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. Founded in 1902, the company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.
With a staff of 10,000 employees and 45 offices, the company completes $13 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. Turner offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization. For more information, visit www.turnerconstruction.com