Modular School Buildings: Alternatives When School Facility Plans Fall Short
Modular Buildings and Your Bottom Line
The Bottom Line for Your Budget
Many schools are taking advantage of off-site construction of classrooms, libraries, laboratories, offices, and cafeterias and realizing tremendous time and cost savings.
What makes modular classrooms and educational spaces a cost-effective option for school expansion is the unique efficiencies of the factory setting and assembly process for modular construction. This type of construction set offers the ability to perform extensive quality control, avoiding many imperfections frequently found in on-site projects.
Additionally, the nature of an off-site location allows for less waste. Because weather conditions are not an issue for the majority of the building process, there is less waste of costly materials ruined by the elements and fewer wasted days caused by inclement weather and unworkable conditions.
The Bottom Line for Your Timeline
The benefit of the modular construction schedule is that site development and foundation preparation is taking place on-site at the same time that building fabrication is happening at the off-site factory. Utilizing modular construction can reduce your “time to occupancy” by as much as 50%, which is critical when the first day of school is quickly approaching.
The Bottom Line for Quality
The simple truth is that when it comes to structural integrity, modular buildings are built to be stronger than traditionally-built buildings. They have to be even more structurally sound to withstand the transportation to the final build site, as well as withstand the crane operation that is used to place the final components.
The exterior finishes offered in the modular building today can make it so that any modular expansion matches the exterior of the rest of your campus. There is no need for your modular additions to stick out like a sore thumb. Internally, flooring, ceiling, lighting, ventilation, and heating/cooling systems are on par with what is provided from traditional construction.
Quality of life for your campus and surrounding communities are also improved through the modular building. With only a minimal amount of time spent on the final construction site, there is less noise, pollution, and destruction of green space.
Facility planners and managers, along with school officials, have the extremely difficult task of managing campus facilities to appropriately accommodate dynamic levels of students, staff, and faculty. With so many variables coming into play, modular space is often the smart solution for a school’s space need. Reduced site disruption, construction speed, and quality are all benefits spurring schools around the country to select temporary and permanent modular building solutions.
If your school’s facilities plan suddenly needs a boost, request a quote for a modular classroom, cafeteria, administrative office, or other educational building.
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