How do Portable Classrooms benefit education operations?

February 15, 2016 in Modular Buildings

Classroom overcrowding is no joke. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the 2011-12 school year, average class sizes in elementary schools were 22 students to 1 teacher. (Even higher at 27 to 1 in secondary schools.) Now, that may not seem like a lot, but try keeping 22 kids that are all less than 10 years old under control and you’ll have a new appreciation for your teachers all those years ago.

Many people have a lot of opinions on how to reduce the student to teacher ratio. Just ask anyone on the street and I’m sure you’ll get a slew of opinions. But after school districts make the decision to expand their campus, where do they go to get that space? They could always build new or add on to their existing school, but that can be costly and with construction delays, could end up disrupting class when school starts up again.

That’s why Portable Classrooms are a great alternative for many schools across the nation. Portable Classrooms are modular buildings that are:

  • specially coded and built with schools in mind
  • compliant with your school district’s standards and requirements
  • built in a factory setting to control conditions
  • use the same building materials as conventionally built facilities
  • flexible in both size & configurations

All of this results in a time savings for you. Because portable classrooms are built in a factory and then assembled together on site, your time to occupancy is cut nearly in half. Site work and ground prep happen concurrently to the building being built so that when your site is ready, your buildings are too.

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Modular Construction Schedule

Modular Buildings also have better construction quality control. Remember that factory setting? When construction materials are delivered to the factory, they are stored inside the facility to prevent wear and tear from inclement weather or water damage. This is different from conventional construction where you’re lucky if materials are stored in storage containers. Modular building manufacturers also have strict quality control programs that include independent inspections just like with conventional construction.

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What other benefits do you see for schools to utilize Portable Classrooms? Sound off in the comments.

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