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Rethinking Construction Site Sanitation

Jun. 20, 2024

Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)

Matthew Davenport, Project Constructability Lead, collaborated with Morris Group International (MGI) to innovate portable toilets using the AcornVac vacuum plumbing system. Driven by his dissatisfaction with portable toilets, Matt set out to find a better solution for jobsite toilets during the construction of the $2.1-billion Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center's Van Ness Campus Hospital in San Francisco.

"This is going to be a hospital," Davenport noted, "and those blue portable rooms often leak what I'd consider toxic material. That can't be good." He says cost and water savings are just bonuses: "It's about treating people humanely."

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