Fewer things are more heartbreaking turning away qualified, driven students from a school due to space constraints. Limiting enrollment due to lack of space can also have negative financial impact on schools, while enrolling more students than space allows can be detrimental to learning.
Seem like a no-win situation for all parties?
There is indeed a solution with prefab construction on the loose.
Nowadays, modular classrooms are the affordable and efficient answer to space constraints and over-enrollment in schools.
Portable classrooms can be built quickly, be aesthetically pleasing, and be nicely integrated into existing school facilities. They can be designed to be energy efficient, ADA compliant for students with special needs, safe, and technology ready. Modular school construction is also more affordable than traditional construction, which can help with the often limited budgets of schools.
In addition to classrooms, modular school buildings can be designed for libraries, labs, cafeterias, locker rooms, restrooms, administrative offices, and gymnasia.
University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business used a modular space to house their PhD candidates and entire administrative staff for 3 years while their existing building was being completely remodeled. Without the option of modular buildings, this transition would have been detrimental to their schooling.
The modular buildings they stayed in were spacious, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. The 15,000 square-foot complex consisted of twenty-two modules shipped in just over a month. This kind of timeline would be impossible if not for the incredible efficiency and innovation of prefab construction.
Other attributes of Ross School of Business’s modular building included 24-hours accessibility, rooftop HVAC units, and a cost-effective lighting control system.
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Check out Nashua Builders’ modular portable classrooms page. Nashua Builders can help you meet your temporary or long-term modular school building space needs, and any other building needs you may have.
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Reference: Whitley Manufacturing. Case Study: University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.