Design Shelter Inc.

Address: 34/35 - 1545 Britannia Rd. E.
Mississauga, ON L4W 3C6

Mailling Address: P.O. Box 1445, Stn. B
Mississauga, ON L4Y 4G2

Phone: (604) 921-8805

Fax: (604) 921-8806

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Design Shelter Inc.

Design Shelter provides turn key mobile base camps for teams of professionals required to live and work in the field for days or weeks at a time.

Design Shelter specializes in supplying base camps and support systems for any organization with special field operations. Typical customer applications include field patient triage, isolation and medical treatment facilities and for heavy urban search and rescue programs.

Portable shelter systems are currently utilized by many major special operations teams across North America.

Most notibly, Design Shelter's Portable Isolation Containment System (PICS) has recently been delivered to Health Canada's Health Emergency Response Team (HERT) and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT).

Other uses include military field applications, field research and exploration camps, base camps for forest fire fighting and eco-tourism to name a few.

Company Details

Year Established: 1993

Total Sales ($CDN): $500,000 - $1,000,000

Company Information

Brad Matchung
Title: President
Area of Responsibility: Management Executive
Telephone: (604) 921-8805
Fax: (604) 921-8806
Email: Click Here


Habitat And Long Habitat Portable Shelters

Pics - Portable Isolation Containment System
Design Shelter Inc. (DSI) is a Mississauga Ontario based manufacturer of portable shelter systems and accessories that specializes in outfitting emergency services/management teams with turn key field camp solutions. In partnership with the leading manufacturer of portable isolation equipment and portable air purification systems, FailSafe Air Safety Systems (, DSI has developed the Portable Isolation Containment System (PICS). In response to requests from customers worldwide for a solution to care for multiple patients in a negative or positive or both pressure environments, DSI invested in the development and launch of PICS. PICS is a stand alone temporary portable isolation solution to be used for individual hospital surge capacity and for isolation of patients affected by infectious microbes (such as TB, SARS, Avian or Bird flu) or for patients subjected to acts of bio- terrorism (Anthrax or Smallpox). DSI has designed PICS to be used as a stand alone single patient or as a shared 10 patient configuration. Multiple 10 patient facilities can be easily connected together to form a field ready medical complex with rooms and passageways. The PICSHVAC environmatal control unit utilizes HEPA and optional HEGA filtration as well as standard dual directed UV light. The PICSHVAC unit also produces ozone for shelter and equipment decontamination after an infectious disease event. Heat is provided by 20 kW of forced air electric heat and cooling utilizing a 3 ton air conditioner (an optional 5 ton AC unit is also available). The PICSHVAC is a versitile machine offerring significant value to emergency health care workers in a pandemic surge capacity event. Each PICS shelter has been designed for either a negative pressure (isolation) environment or positive pressure (protective) environment. Each shelter is 19 wide x 35 long, and is outfitted with double width doors at each end, thermal insulation, vinyl floor, wiring harness kit, fluorescent lights and integrated doctor/nurse desk stations. The internal air environment is conditioned for maximum efficiency of heating in winter and cooling in summer with our portable combined electric forced air integrated heating and cooling A/C system. Air quality is provided by FailSafes FASS technology with automatic dampers built in to create either negative or positive pressure environments within the shelter proper and designed to exceed US CDC guidelines for patient isolation. This is achieved by air filtration, air-born bug destruction, minimum required air changes, airflow and internal structure pressure differential. All PICS products are designed to be easily transportable or stored ready for immediate use.

Habitat Field Showers And Ablution
Design Shelter Inc. (DSI) offers a complete range of field showers and water handling equipment for any base camp requirement. The following products are offered by DSI in this catagory... Portable water purification equipment Complete camp water distribution equipment and supplies (pumps, hose, fittings etc.) Tri-fuel (diesel, kerosene and jet fuel) on demand water heating system Propane on demand water heating system Portable 3 station gang sink Double shower stall or single shower stall - single dressing stall field shower configurations Single stall field ablution station Field packaged water support kits