Faced with increasing budgetary pressure, today’s schools are always on the lookout for ways to save money without compromising the quality of the education they can offer their students. Costs associated with maintaining aging buildings can be a major drain on resources. When it’s time to upgrade or expand your facilities, consider a modular classroom.
Today’s modular classrooms are affordable and built to last longer than stick-built construction units. Not only will you save money on the initial build costs, but you’ll also be able to implement efficiency-improving technologies that will lower your utility bills on a month-to-month basis.
BMarko Structures is a leader in innovation when it comes to experienced custom modular design. We have experience designing custom modular classrooms in Georgia and throughout the South. We specialize in structures that meet the needs of both educators and students — functional, comfortable buildings that offer exceptional value for years to come.
All our modular classrooms begin life as international shipping containers. Because of this, your material costs are far lower than they would be both with stick-built construction and with other types of prefab buildings. Using these containers as our starting point, we design complete modular units that are delivered to your property ready to be installed. This means you save on labor costs and installation time, providing you with a quicker path to occupancy and reducing the stress on your existing facilities.
Built to withstand the rigors of constant transoceanic voyages, shipping containers make a durable outer shell for a permanent modular building for your school. Containers themselves are capable of withstanding up to 213,000 lbs. of weight — fully assembled, they can be stacked on top of each other or on the rooftop of an existing building without strain.
With a network of suppliers around the country, we’ll help you source a set of affordable shipping containers suitable for conversion into any type of school building. If your budget allows it, it’s possible to find units in new condition from overseas. Even older containers, however, can be restored for years of worry-free use.
In school, we stress the need to reduce, reuse and recycle. Building a custom modular classroom out of an old shipping container puts that idea into action and serves as a valuable teaching aid for students at all levels. Modular construction also makes it possible to add eco-friendly technology such as solar power, high efficiency windows and more. Not only are these great for the environment, but they’ll also keep your school’s operating costs low, freeing up funds that can be spent on more important things.
Shipping containers are readily available in 20 and 40 feet lengths, though the most common and best suited to building an affordable modular classroom are the 40 foot long. Units can be combined together seamlessly to make a permanent building large enough for 30 or more students. Modular architecture is also great for outbuildings, offices, restaurants and more.
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From public schools to private colleges, every organization can benefit from going modular with their next construction. Let our experienced designers and engineers help you every step of the way, from drawing up plans and sourcing materials to overseeing construction. Every one of our custom modular classrooms is built to order, which means you have full control over its layout and features.
We also will provide assistance with any zoning or permit issues that arise. Our shipping container modification expertise makes it easy to navigate municipal building codes and file the necessary paperwork.
Cheaper, stronger and greener than the alternatives, we firmly believe modular classroom construction is the future of education. Find out how BMarko can help you by downloading our free white paper or contacting us online today!