The challenge

Southwest Georgia had one of the highest per capita rates of COVID-19 in the United States, threatening to overwhelm the area’s healthcare system. GEMA needed to increase hospital capacity to temporarily accommodate the surge created by the highly contagious virus.

Our solution

In less than one week, our team provided replicable mechanical, electrical, and plumbing designs to convert pods of 21 shipping containers into temporary 24-bed hospital facilities. Designs included medical gas delivery, a nurse call station, and a HEPA-filtered dedicated outdoor air system to meet hospital regulations.