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    Chelsea, Massachusetts
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    Creative Office Pavilion

Cost effective infection prevention and control

Since 1882, the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea has provided hospital services and long-term care for Massachusetts veterans while prioritizing the safest and most secure environment. Since opening, patients have comfortably shared clinical space in large, common wards. But as COVID numbers increased in 2020, the Soldiers’ Home wanted a way to better protect vulnerable members of their community.

To do that they used DIRTT wall assemblies to quickly create 86 individual patient rooms. DIRTT’s short lead times and rapid installation meant the project schedule could be completed 35% faster than if it had been built conventionally. This was key to being able continue to serve their patients without disruption. DIRTT’s modular systems arrive on-site pre-assembled, enabling cleaner and quieter construction, which is vital to this sensitive healthcare environment. In addition to schedule savings, DIRTT offered a 2.7% cost savings over conventional construction.

DIRTT’s wall assemblies also offer improved infection prevention and control. Using Healthcare Optifiller seals and Thrermofoil wall panels and offers an easy-to-clean surface. This durable 3D laminate wall panels stand up to heavy traffic and repeated cleaning offering value long after construction is completed.

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    Protection in clinical spaces
    Photo Credit: Lee Kennedy Construction
  • Photo Credit: Lee Kennedy Construction
    Safety through separation

Efficient electrical

DIRTT’s quick-connect power makes for rapid on-site installation. All while it reduces waste and improves adaptability for any future changes. 


The look of permanence

The Enzo™ system delivers a chic aesthetic with slim reveals. It gives a sense of permanence in a modular space.


Easy-to-clean walls

DIRTT’s healthcare optifiller encloses Enzo reveals between wall panels. It makes an easy-to-clean surface and improves infection prevention.

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