2015 ITW CSR Report

Working Together

Creating a healthier home renovations environment

Construction dust is one of the biggest pain points for home renovation contractors and their customers.

“When we speak with our customers, we hear consistently that ‘livability’ during a home renovation is one of the industry’s biggest pain points,” said Brian Paich, business development manager for ITW’s BuildClean™ Dust Control System. “Customers want to live in their homes throughout the project without having to worry about the impact of dust and chemicals on their health and safety.”

To solve this problem, the ITW team developed the BuildClean Dust Control System, a self-contained, portable unit that provides continuous and effective air filtration. The system works by drawing in air and passing it through two particle-trapping filters. A pre-filter captures large dust particles while a HEPA-certified second-stage filter traps microscopic particles, before returning clean air into the space. BuildClean eliminates up to 90 percent of the airborne dust and minimizes the migration of dust throughout a construction site.