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April 30, 2020, 3:53 p.m.

COVID-19 Response: Emergency Metal Building Construction

Emergency Health Care Professional at Work
Emergency Health Care Professional at Work

10-Day Installation

Help protect your staff from COVID-19 on the front lines. An emergency can be unpredictable and preparation is key regardless of the location, size, or budget, all hospitals and clinics should have certain common attributes. Carport1 is here to help. Talk to a specialist today about installing a triage or outdoor clinic station. Our metal buildings can be assembled in 7 to 10 days for North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Any standard building 12 to 30 feet wide with no requirements on length is available for a 10 day installation.

Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness

Carport 1 is one of the world leaders in metal building design in the USA. Powered by industry-leading specialists, we will help you create a building that fits your specific needs. Offering the industries best pricing to save time and money. Carport1 has many customizations and upgrades through our entire line of products. We at Carport1 understand an efficient triage system and proper building layout should promote staff efficiency and safety. Our buildings can be designed to minimize the distance of necessary travel between frequently used spaces. Allowing easy visual supervision of patients in times of limited staff. The Carport1 triage and crisis shelter are crafted to efficiently use the maximum amount of space. We locate support spaces so that they may be shared by adjacent functional areas, and by making prudent use of multi-purpose spaces. Our metal buildings can group or combine functional areas with similar system requirements.

Any Standard Building 12 to 30 ft wide

Flexibility and Expandability

Carport1 understands medical needs and modes of treatment will continue to change and adapt. Our buildings are designed with clinics and emergency shelters in mind. We follow modular concepts of space planning and layout. Using generic room sizes and plans as much as possible, rather than highly specific ones. Allowing doctors and nurses easy access to critical functions and systems.

Cleanliness and Sanitation

standard 12-24 ft wide metal building

Hospitals, Clinics, and Testing Centers must be easy to clean and maintain. Carport1 has worked to design and facilitate those needs. All of our buildings have appropriate, durable finishes for each functional space. Careful detailing of such features as doorframes, casework, and finish transitions to avoid dirt-catching and hard-to-clean crevices and joints. Special materials, gauges, finishes, and details for triage and clinical spaces can be customized. For appropriate locations, hospitals should consider materials and furnishings that are to be kept sterile, such as integral cove bases or antimicrobial surfaces.


We recommend that all purchases from Carport1 for health and safety comply with the minimum requirements of the Americans with Disability Act and, if federally funded or owned, the GSA's ABA Accessibility Standards for hospitals and clinics. In addition to meeting minimum requirements for accessibility standards, buildings must be easy to use by the many patients with temporary or permanent handicaps. Carport1 believes in ensuring grades are flat enough to allow easy movement and sidewalks and corridors are wide enough for two wheelchairs to pass easily. Ensuring for doctors and nurses that entrance areas are designed to accommodate patients with slower adaptation rates in dark and light areas and marking glass walls and doors to make their presence obvious.

Controlled Circulation

A hospital or clinic has a complex system of interrelated functions requiring constant movement of people and goods. As our country is dealing with COVID-19 and other diseases, much of this circulation should be controlled to the best of the staff's ability. Installing an outdoor triage center helps outpatients visiting diagnostic and treatment areas not travel through inpatient functional areas nor encounter severely ill inpatients. This helps to make outpatient routes simple and clearly defined. This will assist doctors and nurses in separating patients and visitors from logistically challenging areas.

Security and Safety

In addition to the general safety concerns of all buildings, emergency shelters and metal buildings have several particular security concerns as to the protection of hospital/clinic property and assets (including drugs). Carport1 buildings are designed with locking doors and bays for designed areas. Carport1 believes in protecting patients (including incapacitated patients), and staff to create a safe controlled environment from violent, unstable patients or any other potential threat.


Carport1 uses all weather conditions approved materials that are eco-friendly. Hospitals and clinics have a significant impact on the environment and economy of the surrounding communities. To help them in their environmental efforts we believe in producing products with a sustainable design.

No Limitations on Length

Relevant Codes and Standards

Hospitals and clinics are among the most regulated of all building types. Like other buildings, they must follow the local and state general building codes. Federal facilities generally need not comply with state and local codes but follow federal regulations. To be licensed by the state, the design must comply with the individual state licensing regulations. State and local building codes are based on the model International Building Code.

doctors moving down the hall of emergency shelter

Carport1 is a versatile solution for any healthcare space. Every healthcare operation requires a unique set of building features, and our metal buildings are designed according to meet those needs. By working with our experienced metal building team, you can implement all of the custom components that your space requires. Since hospitals and clinics treat patients who are reimbursed under Medicare, they must also meet federal standards, and to be accredited, they must meet standards of The Joint Commission. The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to all public facilities and greatly affects the building design with its general and specific accessibility requirements. Regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration also affect the design of hospitals and clinics. Federal agencies that build and operate hospitals have developed detailed standards for the programming, design, and construction of their facilities. Many of these standards are applicable to the design of non-governmental facilities as well. To learn more talk to a Carport1 specialist today.