World’s First Opti-Clean Cube Helps Construction Sites Fight COVID-19
SR Construction, of Las Vegas, is leading the fight against COVID-19 by using the world’s first deployment of the Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube.
Produced by Xtreme Cubes Corporation, Henderson, Nevada, the Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube (XOCC) is a modular walk-through station designed to combat the spread of bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Partnering with environmental technology company Proguardeum Corporation and with Maddox Defense, which provides human decontamination solutions, Xtreme Cubes has built the first mobile walk-through structure made in the U.S. with an unobtrusive dry-mist system of Proguardeum solution that is safe on skin and clothing, and which requires no protective equipment to be worn.
Xtreme Opti-Clean Cubes are designed to be used at entrances and exits to project sites. SR Construction, a full-service design-build general contractor, ordered three Xtreme Opti-Clean Cubes when the concept was previewed to them this May.
The first unit was delivered to SR Construction July 13 and was deployed immediately at the entrance to a construction site at the 262-bed Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, where the company is building a five-story patient tower.
SR Construction employees, trade partners and site visitors will walk through the XOCC as they enter and exit the jobsite, helping minimize the risk of infection on the project.
Bret Loughridge, president of SR Construction, said, “The health and safety of our employees, sub-contractors and community is the top priority at SR Construction. We have served the Las Vegas valley since 1991, and we are proud to be working with other Las Vegas businesses to lead the way in combatting COVID-19 and other viruses and bacteria. We are the first company in the world to deploy the Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube solution, and look forward to introducing the cubes onto our jobsites, as well as leading the construction sector in utilizing this technology to keep our industry safe.”
Using proprietary and patented technologies to safely deliver an EPA- and FDA-approved hypochlorous solution, the Proguardeum solution is produced at highest purity without any contaminants. That offers superior effectiveness to inactivate 99.999% of known pathogens, including the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The solution’s long stability allows storage.
Proguardeum contains no additives, buffers, or preservatives, is pH neutral, and is nontoxic and nonhazardous to people and surfaces. This eco-friendly solution helps to eliminate the spread of infectious surface and airborne pathogens.
Equipped with motion sensors, the Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube applies Proguardeum as a person walks through the structure. Each cube measures 8 ft. wide by 12 ft. long and has forklift pockets that allow easy relocation. The cube can also be a permanent addition to an existing building. The customizable structure includes options such as a thermal vision camera system.
Part of the Ahern Family of Companies, owned by Don Ahern, Xtreme Cubes Corporation designs and manufactures custom modular buildings for a wide range of applications, including multi-family residential, office, retail, hospitality, military, industrial and agricultural.
Photos by Nico Poblete.