What are the benefits of modular & portable classrooms?
Modular & portable classrooms are easier to build and can be installed to be either temporary or permanent. Depending on your requirements they can easily be transported and moved around as necessary or fixed to a permanent foundation. This flexibility is convenient when a temporary classroom is needed during new construction modernization, increased student growth or other situations that would require additional classroom space.
If you situation calls for new or expanded school buildings or classrooms quickly, then traditional building structures might not be a good option. If you have an influx of students or space needs then portable or modular classrooms can be a faster solution. You can have the expanded space in a fraction of the time it would normally take.
Portable or modular classrooms can be much more economical and a cost effective alternative to conventional school construction. The amount of savings will depending on the design you choose and amount of customization but almost always is much cheaper that traditional buildings. This savings can be reallocated to other projects for your school or district.
Portable or modular classroom buildings are built in a climate controlled factory, this ensures that the construction materials are protected against the elements and will decrease any wear and tear that you could experience otherwise In addition, modular school manufacturers have to follow strict quality programs and are subject to 3rd party inspections that regulate and ensure a quality product.
Last but certainly not lease a major benefit of portable or portable classrooms is that their construction and installation is much less disruptive. This ensures that students, faculty and staff can continue their classes and work without much disturbance, unlike conventional construction.
How long do modular and portable school buildings last?
The lifespan of a portable or modular building, can range anywhere between 20 years to almost forever with proper maintenance and upkeep.
Will your modular school buildings meet local safety and building inspection requirements?
Yes, our builders and installers are experts in making sure the final modular school products are ready for all local, state and even federal inspections, including:
- Occupancy classification or equipment designation
- Types of construction identification
- Site location limitations for unit height and coverage
- Energy storage system (ESS) protection
- Emergency access routes and open spaces
- Fire compartmentation
- Openings in fire-rated walls and floors
- Smoke control and venting
- Interior finish surfaces
- Exit systems
- Egress ramps
- Emergency and escape lighting
- Illumination and marking of means of egress
- Fire detection and early warning equipment
- Emergency procedures plan
Fire protection systems
- Portable fire extinguishers
- Sprinkler systems
- Fire pumps
- Standpipe and hose systems
Relevant codes and standards are based on both international and local regulations, such as:
- ICC building and fire code
- National Electrical Code® (NEC®)
- NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®
- NFPA 1, Fire Code
- NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®
- NFPA 855, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems
- UL 3401, Outline for 3D Printed Building Construction
- UL 3223, Outline of Investigation for Data Center Certification