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EMR


Mar 25, 2020


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 25, 2020

As we collectively enter into uncharted waters, BLT Construction Services and our partners have
developed a solution to support our healthcare system with an immediate building solution that
will address the increased demand for hospital space. Sprung Structures are temporary and
reusable structures that provide a contained environment, and support three critical aspects of
care: Screening, Testing, and Isolation.
We have presented this solution at all levels of government, including federal, provincial and
municipal in both Ontario and British Columbia. We are currently working with a few hospitals to
provide them with immediate temporary facilities that address key solutions, as follows:

• ICU Overflow Facilities to supplement current demands for space with increased bed
capacity
• Vehicle Entry Triage Units to provide vehicle security, screening, and direction prior to
entering hospital grounds
• Pedestrian Entry Triage Units to provide pedestrian screening and entry to hospital

“We are at a critical and time-sensitive point in supporting our hospitals and our frontline
healthcare workers,” said Mark Watts, President of BLT Construction Services. “Orders from
outside Canada will quickly deplete the stock of Sprung Structures, and our Canadian medical
system will not be able to cope with the magnitude and scale of cases. Having a sense of
urgency and agility at this time will be a significant game changer, and we must work together
with all levels of government, institutions, and our teams to help defeat this pandemic.”
“BLT deeply cares for our customers and community. Our community and partners are hurting,
especially our brave frontline workers who are overwhelmed,” he continued. “BLT and all our
associates, including consultants, suppliers, subtrades, and partnering companies are willing to
step up and help to make a difference.”

To review the solutions proposed by BLT Construction and Sprung Structures, visit www.bltconstruction.com.

For more information, please contact our 24-hour response team at:

emresponse@bltconstruction.com
Dave Barrow at 416-677-0954
Paul Waddell at 416-688-3560