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Necessity the Mother of Invention…Again; Boldt Construction Adapts Modular Construction Know-How to Answer Hospital Needs

April 16th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

The Daily Reporter interviewed Ben Bruns, executive vice president of Boldt Co.’s Northern Operations Group, about their new “STAAT Mod critical care units.

Bruns explained the inspiration behind the product to the news outlet saying, “I walked back in my office, and the news kept getting worse. I called our chief operating officer, Dave Kievet, and said, ‘I’ve got this crazy idea.’” His idea? Use the sort of modular construction the company had recently been utilizing to create quickly built spaces for hospitals.

Boldt collaborated with several companies to create the final product, including Alliance member Tweet-Garot, as well as Faith Technologies and architectural firm HGA. The units are available in 16-bed and 24-bed configurations with accommodations comparable to a standard hospital.

Going modular has many advantages. Brun told the newspaper that “pre-fabrication should hold the cost of the units to about half of that of regular hospital construction. Perhaps best of all, they can now be built and installed in a few weeks – a delivery time that could fall to a matter of days once production becomes further streamlined.”

You can read the whole story here.

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