In a feature titled “Flexible Building Solutions,” writer Dave Ramont explores how several nonconventional structures are suitable for year-round use, while shining a bright light on the Pacific Yurt. Here is an excerpt:

This year we’ve seen a lot of situations where temporary or nonconventional structures were utilized in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. These versatile structures were ideal for temporary medical facilities, drive-through testing sites, temporary emergency housing and more. They were cost-effective and could be designed, shipped and constructed expediently. Oftentimes, parks and rec departments, aquatics facilities, fitness clubs and sports venues also utilize various types of non-traditional structures, allowing them to provide programming year-round without having to invest in additional brick-and-mortar buildings.

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