AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School needed a new facility within a tight timeframe or risk losing their funding. Watch this short video to learn why the school chose modular school buildings to get their new campus ready to welcome students before the deadline past.
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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 Read more
Residents and businesses across New York and New Jersey are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Moonachie Township in Bergen County, New Jersey is no different. Four feet of water flooded much of the town, including Robert L. Craig Elementary. The school was badly damaged and not fit for teaching.
Administrators called ModSpace and less than a month later, the school reopened in temporary modular classrooms. It’s a good story for ModSpace, and a great one for the children of Moonachie.
Watch the video below to hear the school’s principal tell the story in her own words.
Recovery efforts following the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy earlier this month are in full force. One New Jersey school district is taking a big step to ensure its students are back in the classroom as quickly as possible.
Robert L. Craig Elementary School in Moonachie was hit hard by the tidal surge during Sandy, as a riverbank overflowed and water levels spiked to Read more
Last week we told you about the importance of a disaster preparedness plan for successfully resuming business operations after a major natural disaster. This week, we want to share with you some great websites and resources that can help you minimize the impact a disaster can have on your business.
This FEMA-funded website helps businesses and individuals create a disaster preparedness program.
For businesses, it begins with a business continuity plan. Your plan should include a business impact analysis, business continuity strategies and procedures, manual workarounds, incident management, training and testing and program maintenance and improvement.
“A business impact analysis predicts the consequences of disruption of a business function and gathers information needed to develop recovery strategies,” according to Ready.gov. It identifies the operational and functional impact a disaster will have on your business and predicts financial impact. From there, you can identify the impacts disaster would have on critical business functions.
Agility recovery is a professional service that provides an easy and inexpensive way to prepare your business for disaster. Recovery services include mobile office units, power generators, satellite capabilities, servers, computers, networking equipment and more. Agility Recovery’s 10 steps to prepare your business can put you on track to business continuity.
The American Red Cross Ready Rating is a free online business preparedness assessment to help you see where your business stands and what improvements can be made. The program provides you with a questionnaire to test you on your ability to quickly recover after a storm and supplies helpful tips to help improve your score and more adequately prepare. Ready Rating’s five preparedness actions can help your business recover faster.
We encourage you to explore these resources and to consider developing a disaster recovery plan to help reduce the time it takes your business to recover and the financial impact of a disaster.