Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
Temporary Hospital Rooms for COVID-19 Surge
Mechanical & Electrical
6,750 square feet/facility
Reliable Designs in Less Than a Week to Help COVID-19 Patients
In 2020, 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.
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 system, and a HEPA-filtered dedicated outdoor air system to meet hospital regulations. The speed and reliability of our work allowed the project to progress from concept to finished construction in less than a month, providing much-needed patient rooms for overburdened hospitals in Macon and Albany, Georgia.