Articles About Modular Classrooms and School Facilities

Modular building plays a major role in providing temporary and permanent space for public and private schools and churches. The articles found in this section are helpful if you are planning to use a modular building to meet a temporary or permanent school facility requirement.

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Portable modular classroom prices to rent or buy. How to Find and Buy a Modular Classroom
By: Matt Banes - Wednesday, January 25, 2012
This article will help you find the right modular classroom for your school space needs.

modular classroom, portable building, prefab Case Study - A Burning Issue
By: - Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In this article learn about how a high school bounced back into operation using modular structures after six of its classrooms were destroyed by fire.


Modular buildings, portable classrooms and temporary space for churches. Find a Modular Building for your Church
By: - Wednesday, May 11, 2011
This blog site is a great tool for finding used and new modular buildings and portable classrooms for churches, YMCA and schools in the United States.

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Pac-Van Modular Building Provides Convenient Space During New Jersey School Renovations
By: Staff - Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Source: Pac Vam

Lincoln Elementary School in Kearn, New Jersey is located on a busy downtown street. When it came time for the school to renovate their classrooms, they needed temporary space that could be located on their existing campus in the tight quarters between their main building and the street. Pac-Van was able to provide the ideal modular classroom solution.

Designing Out Waste: ‘Pre-cycling’ to Eliminate Waste in Design Phase
By: Tom Hardiman - Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Source: Modular Building Institute
The impact of construction and demolition debris on the environment is staggering. More than 135 million tons of debris from construction sites is brought to U.S. landfills every year, making it the single largest source in the waste stream (Source: USGBC White Paper –Planning for Construction Waste). Reducing the amount of waste in a project is an important part of sustainable building and begins with the design process. Choosing alternative methods of construction such as prefabrication, preassembly, modularization, and off-site fabrication techniques is an effective way to design out waste.

Modular Building and the USGBC’s LEED ™ Version 3.0 2009 Building Rating System
By: MBI - Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Source: Modular Building Institute
MBI has commissioned a report that provides the overview of how the commercial modular construction industry’s current practices can benefit from an awareness of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) Building Rating System.

Divide And Conquer: A Case Study About Portable Wall Partitions
By: - Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Source: Screenflex
Santa Monica Boulevard Elementary Charter School was using filing cabinets to separate one large multipurpose portable classroom. Screenflex Portable Partitions helped the school transform the portale classroom space into work areas students and teachers could use - at a price the school could afford.

GE Case Study - Bishop Hamilton School
By: - Sunday, October 1, 2006
The Bishop Hamilton School, a private Montessori school in Ottawa, outgrew its existing facility and needed classrooms for its students in grades two through seven. The new facility had to be aesthetically pleasing, possess a superior heating and air conditioning system, and provide excellent ventilation to keep students healthy. Read more...

Handicap accessible ramp systems for modular buildings and portable classrooms. Aluminum vs. Wood - A Cost-Value Analysis for Handicap Ramps
By: Bob Head - Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Source: American Incline
Distributors of aluminum steps and handicapped-accessible ramps have tried to persuade school systems to replace site-built wooden ramps and steps with aluminum solutions for more than 20 years. But, it’s been a very hard sell,


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