"South Africa's exhibition industry has a proven track record of providing quick and affordable solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From testing and isolation centres to field hospitals, the exhibition industry's temporary structures have allowed us to re-purpose our stock and create solutions in response to this health crisis," says Justin Hawes, MD of Scan Display, a company that builds exhibition stands and infrastructure. "We can help with the next step in the pandemic response, with the set-up of vaccination centres around the country."
„By working with health authorities, we can ensure these meet the required COVID-19 safety measures“
Hawes explains that Scan Display stocks a product well suited to these temporary builds. "Shell scheme is a simple walling system that is synonymous with exhibitions. Because it is modular, it can be configured in endless ways and adapted to fit any space or structure. It can also be assembled and taken down in short time frames, and it is inexpensive, easy to transport and can be repurposed after each use."
Scan Display carries large volumes of shell scheme and has the skills and capacity to set it up. "We can design layouts to fit any existing space, such as exhibition halls and other event venues. And by working with health authorities, we can ensure these meet the required COVID-19 safety measures," he says.
Scan Display's role in building the Hospital of Hope at the CTICC was made possible by using the company's modular system, which required 1,600 running metres of hard wood walling to partition 863 beds.