Editorial: 07.15.2021

McCarthy Presents: The Pandemic’s Other Front Line

workers in a lab

During the virtual 2021 ASHE PDC Summit, held June 2-4, McCarthy — in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Clark & Enersen — presented a recorded panel discussion about how research laboratory design and operations are future-proofing healthcare facilities. We’re excited to share the recording with the public on our YouTube channel.

Moderated by McCarthy and featuring Project Director Seth Kelso, the panel — consisting of experts in construction, architecture, and animal and human health research — examine design and operational strategies used in high-containment research facilities and how they are influencing the next generation of lab environments, healthcare spaces and other workplaces.

Seth Kelso has spent nearly two decades with McCarthy building high-performance research and public health laboratories. Because these secure research facilities are designed and built with the primary function of protecting individuals and communities, they’re helping to guide the development of future work environments.

Modern Healthcare’s No. 1 Builder

The McCarthy team joined thousands of other participants online to attend the 2021 ASHE PDC Summit. As a proud presenter, sponsor and participant for many years, the team was excited for the opportunity to welcome partners new and old to McCarthy’s virtual booth. All visitors received special safety-themed McCarthy socks, and one lucky visitor won a Ring Video Doorbell. 

“Although nothing can replicate the atmosphere of the ASHE floor, it was great to see all the work that went into the virtual summit and chat with some familiar people.” said Charlie Buescher, Vice President of Business Development for McCarthy’s Southern Region. “We’ve proudly supported ASHE and their mission for many years, and we look forward to seeing everyone face-to-face again next year.”

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