Renovation and construction projects often begin by separating sensitive occupied areas from the work site with a containment system. Healthcare infection preventionists, general contractors, and facility staff need to be confident in temporary wall containment systems that eliminate the introduction of dust and pathogens, can be easily installed and dismantled and allows for operations to continue without disruption. And, for healthcare and life science/biotech facilities, exceeding ICRA Class IV requirements is of critical importance.
There are many different options for containment/barrier management and choosing the right solution for your project requires a good understanding of the options. Panhandle CR is eager to assist with Containment Services for any of the following industries including, but not limited to, hospitals, health departments, school districts, nursing homes, shopping malls, day care centers, colleges & universities, airports, municipal buildings, sports arenas, theaters, restaurants, gyms & workout centers, hotels and office buildings. We will ensure that you have the proper containment system in a cost-effective manner.
Exceeds ICRA Class IV Requirements
ICRA (Infection Control Risk Assessment) guidelines are used to prevent environment-associated infections in healthcare facilities during any construction or renovation project within patient-occupied or sensitive spaces. Our STARC RealWall™ and LiteBarrier™ systems offer airtight containment barriers, including negative air capability, for infection control professionals and contractors, that exceed ICRA Class IV requirements.
Airtight Construction, Built-In
STARC’s panels exceed ICRA Class IV protocols, with no extra taping or tools needed. The anodized aluminum frame has integrated tongue and groove seal elements that lock one panel right into the next creating an airtight seal. Our closed cell foam rubber top and bottom gaskets ensure an airtight connection to both the ceiling and floor. Once installed, the panels never need adjustments or tightening to maintain airtight integrity.
STARC temporary wall systems can be easily disinfected using water or solvent-based cleaners and disinfectants. And our negative air panels filter out harmful dust particles and pathogens, making STARC the ideal choice for any area of a hospital including operating rooms, NICUs, isolation rooms, urgent care centers, lobbies, outpatient surgical centers, clinics, and doctors’ offices.
A Superior Solution
STARC Systems current system — called RealWall™ for its real wall appearance and construction — reduces renovation noise by up to 50%, exceeds ICRA Class IV requirements and features unmatched durability and superior stability that’s backed by a 3-year warranty. With RealWall, you have the premier temporary containment solution.
Panhandle CR can also provide our clients with exceptionally engineered temporary containment solutions with our newest system called LiteBarrier. Featuring a slimmer but durable aluminum frame and fiberglass reinforced polymer panels, LiteBarrier was developed to be the most durable solution in the lightweight containment category.
With RealWall and LiteBarrier™ modular containment, STARC Systems delivers the premier solutions in both the lightweight and sound attenuating containment categories. Both systems are far more than just panels. They are great looking, extremely durable and a completely integrated system that exceeds ICRA Class IV and ASTM E-84 requirements. The modular wall systems can be installed, moved and reconfigured over and over again. Because both systems are so durable, they can be reused hundreds of times over many years and are more environmentally friendly than drywall containment that gets thrown out after every use.