SR Construction deploys world’s first Opti-Clean Cube to fight Covid-19
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Las Vegas-based general contractor, SR Construction, is leading the fight against Covid-19 with the world’s first deployment of the Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube – which is designed to be placed at the entrances and exits to project sites.

Produced by Xtreme Cubes Corporation, an American manufacturer of modular buildings based in Henderson, Nevada, the Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube (XOCC) is a modular walk-through station aimed to combat the spread of Covid-19, bacterias and other viruses.

Partnering with Proguardeum Corporation, an environmental technology company, and Maddox Defense, providing human decontamination solutions, Xtreme Cubes has built the first mobile walk-through structure produced in the US with an unobtrusive dry mist system of the Proguardeum solution that is safe on skin, clothing and requires no protective equipment to be worn.

SR Construction ordered three Xtreme Opti-Clean Cubes when the concept was previewed in May 2020. The first unit was delivered to the contractor on 13 July 2020, and has been deployed immediately at the entrance to a construction site at the 262-bed Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Centre in Las Vegas, where the company is  building a new five-storey patient tower. SR Construction’s employees, trade partners and site visitors will walk through the XOCC as they enter and exit the jobsite, helping to minimise 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 utilising this technology to keep our industry safe.”

According to Xtreme Cubes, using proprietary and patented technologies to safely deliver an EPA and FDA approved hypochlorous solution (HOCL), the Proguardeum solution is produced at its highest purity in the form of hypochlorous (HOCL) without any contaminants, offering superior efficacy to inactivate 99.999%, a 5 log reduction, of known pathogens including Covid-19, and a long-standing stability for storage. Proguardeum contains no additives, buffers or preservatives, and is pH neutral and is non-toxic and non-hazardous to people and surfaces. This eco-friendly solution helps to eliminate the spread of infectious surface and airborne pathogens.

Equipped with motion sensors, the Proguardeum solution is applied as a person walks through the Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube. Measuring 2.43-m-wide by 3.6-m-long, each XOCC is equipped with forklift pockets – meaning they can be relocatable or become a permanent addition to existing buildings and facilities. The customisable structure includes options such as a thermal vision camera system.

“We have been able to leverage our existing relationship with the Proguardeum team to create a perfect partnership, right here in the Las Vegas valley, to help develop a revolutionary solution that will not only benefit our local community but communities all across the world,” said Brandon Main, CEO of Xtreme Cubes.

“The combination of Proguardeum’s expertise in disinfecting and our ability to rapidly design and engineer custom structures has been a winning formula, and I am delighted to deliver the first Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube to SR Construction, a long-standing and highly regarded Las Vegas general contractor.”

The XOCC is ideal for use at healthcare facilities, public buildings and events, such as casinos, retail stores, shopping malls, stadiums, entertainment and sporting venues, construction jobsites, offices, manufacturing facilities, and more. It was unveiled at the Xtreme Cubes corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada on 3 June 2020, and is now in full production.

Xtreme Cubes said the XOCC is currently available in North America but the company is open to discuss export opportunities with interested parties. Click here to learn more about the XOCC.

Images: Nico Poblete