Rising enrollments, decreasing budgets and natural disasters have America’s schools facing difficult times. When it comes to adding new teaching space quickly and affordably, modular construction offers temporary and permanent solutions that get students back to class sooner, even on tight budgets.
Here are five reasons to look closely at modular learning space. Click the link in each one to see how schools can benefit from temporary and permanent modular construction.
1. Faster Permanent Buildings
The Jesse Kaplan School in West Nyack, NY needed four ADA-approved classrooms with restrooms for special needs children. The classrooms had to blend seamlessly with the existing facility. Innovative floorless modular construction delivered just that.
2. Quality Temporary Buildings Quickly
Today’s modular classrooms set a new standard for fast and affordable learning space. Robert L. Craig Elementary in Moonachie, NJ is a great example. When the school was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, the principal was amazed by the state-of-the-art facility that was ready for teaching in just 25 days.
3. Flexible Building Placement
Fort Washington, PA-based Germantown Academy needed to rebuild its 50-year-old facility. Administrators wanted to keep students onsite during the 18-month project. A temporary modular campus was erected on the adjacent field allowing learning to continue on campus.
4. Minimal School Disruption
Oak Grove Elementary in Tampa, FL is part of the nation’s largest school district. It needed to add permanent classrooms quickly, without disrupting learning. Modular construction allowed the buildings to be manufactured in an offsite facility and installed onsite in just days.
5. Faster Disaster Recovery
When a tornado displaced public 700 students in Springfield, MA, ModSpace built two temporary schools in 90 days with backing by FEMA.