What Are the Benefits of a Modular Classroom?
To begin, what is a modular classroom? These classrooms are prefabricated, portable structures that builders can construct then install on a school’s site to offer additional, highly customizable facility space. For example, you can design modular classrooms with more windows for natural light in an art classroom, create multiple offices within a single larger modular structure for staff, add special features like wiring for audio-visual equipment or plumbing for restrooms, and much more. Modular classrooms provide the educational system with versatile, sustainable, cost-effective choices to expand or improve their facility space and make room for more students and faculty.
Increased Flexibility in Design
The design flexibility of modular classrooms allows builders to quickly assemble, dismantle, and move them per your changing needs. To meet your educational facility’s requirements for today and tomorrow, you can place and reposition walls, doors, and windows to create smaller or larger rooms, as well as construct buildings or complexes of varying sizes. Because of the easy changeability in structure, modular classrooms are perfect for quickly and cost-effectively expanding your school’s footprint rather than building expensive brick-and-mortar additions or renovating to reconfigure your space.
Modular buildings’ capacity for customization is another reason schools prefer to add these portable structures to their facility. The ability to add restrooms, storage, soundproofing, climate control systems, fire suppression measures, and high-tech infrastructure can add value to the modular classroom as an ideal alternative to time-consuming, costly construction. You’re free to customize the look and functionality of your new space to suit your specific application.
The design of custom modular buildings can also support your sustainability goals and adhere to any energy efficiency requirements. Between the compact nature of these structures, their sustainable materials, and modern advancements in insulation, builders can create eco-friendly, sustainable modular facilities. They consume less energy than standard buildings, decreasing costs along with your carbon footprint. Modular building manufacturing even generates less material waste, cutting the solid waste production of traditional brick-and-mortar structures in half.
The responsibility for environmental protection and sustainable practices doesn’t fall on adult shoulders alone. Given the environmentally friendly perks of modular construction, your school can help educate children on pollution, renewable resources, global warming, and more by making smarter choices at your facility and raising awareness.
Cost-Effective Solution for Schools
Schools often operate on a tight budget, so adding a new classroom to your facility could reduce the funds available to sponsor special programs and courses that round out a child’s education. To cost-effectively address issues like overcrowding in schools, modular classrooms provide short- or long-term solutions at significant cost savings as compared to the price of traditional construction.
Modular classroom builders can place bulk orders for their materials, reducing construction costs. In addition, modular classrooms are simpler to construct, meaning you don’t have to spend as much on labor. Given the speed with which builders can construct these structures, your build is likely to stay on schedule, supporting both your timeline and your budget.
Classrooms are only one use for modular buildings in your school campus. These structures are also efficient, economical answers for:
- Reception areas
- Administrative offices
- IT departments
In just over two-thirds of the time it takes to erect a traditional facility, builders can construct modular classrooms and have them ready for use. These structures can also cut spending on new facility space by as much as half, allowing students to benefit from customized classrooms without having to endure hefty class disruptions or overcrowded spaces.
Choosing Commercial Structures for Modular Classrooms
When you consider how to expand your classroom space to accommodate growth or changing needs, modular classrooms provide a flexible, cost-effective, and eco-friendly alternative to traditional construction. As a family-owned and -operated company for nearly 50 years, Commercial Structures has the experience working with clients in everything from the automotive to education sectors to assist you with an array of modular solutions. Our dedicated team provides modular building design, manufacture, delivery, and installation to provide you with turnkey services that fit your time frame and budget.
Visit our modular classrooms page for more information once your educational organization is ready to expand with Commercial Structures.