It’s that time of year when booklists are being checked twice, school supplies are quickly vanishing from store aisles and students are eager – or more likely, their parents are eager – to begin another year of pursuing knowledge. While many students will be returning to a school building, some are attending classes in innovative modular classrooms.
According to the Modular Building Institute, about 260,000 classrooms in the U.S. are in relocatable modular buildings. From individual classrooms to multi-story school buildings and entire university campuses, modular solutions provide a wide range of options to best suit every situation.
Here are 3 ways modular solutions can bolster your academic needs:
Modular classrooms provide the same services for students that conventional buildings do, but can be built in a fraction of the time. For example, if planning and construction on a new school building are taking longer than expected, enrollment experiences a sharp uptick, or the current building is outdated or unusable, a modular solution can quickly accommodate students within a few months.
With portability and multiple design options available, modular classrooms can be designed to meet specific educational purposes as well as any unique space challenges you face right now. A variety of sizes and add-on options including steps, ramps and awnings can make your temporary academic space blend harmoniously with an existing campus. Check out our interior and exterior offerings.
Multiple payment options for modular units can help decrease costs. If you need a space solution only for a short period of time, consider renting or leasing a unit to save on operational costs. If your need is long-term or permanent, purchasing a unit may save you more over time. TIP: Use the power of a cooperative purchasing network like the National IPA to procure your modular solution. Utilizing National IPA will save you time and money because a government entity, acting as the lead agency, competitively solicits and publicly awards contracts to suppliers, eliminating the bid process. Access Williams Scotsman’s vendor page on the National IPA website for more information.
Are you considering modular classrooms for your project? Our state-coded portable classrooms are available in an array of sizes and floor plans and are supported by the best customer service in the industry. Learn more about services Williams Scotsman provides for the education market.