Local Spotlight: Building Modular Schools in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is a booming state where pharmaceutical, technology, and other industries are flocking to establish their operations. Since 2010, the population of Massachusetts has grown almost 4%, growing more rapidly than the rest of the Northeast region.
Rapid population growth is causing schools throughout the state to accommodate the influx of new students and alleviate overcrowding, leading to a rise in construction of modular schools in Massachusetts.
Where is School Expansion Necessary?
It’s not only Massachusetts public school districts that are exploring options beyond traditional construction for their school expansion. Private school and charter schools are also feeling the pressure of high demand as they watch their waiting lists grow. Additionally, early childhood education has become a priority statewide making it necessary for all school systems to find space to house new pre-K and Kindergarten programs.
Looking Beyond Traditional Construction
School systems throughout the state have realized that modular construction provides the best solution for fast, quality, and affordable classroom buildings and modular schools in Massachusetts have become a positive addition in many communities.
Construction speed is often the deciding factor that makes modular building the preferred option for school expansion. When schools are already tight on space, taking on long-term campus disruptions doesn’t do anything to benefit students or teachers.
Modular schools across the state of Massachusetts have proven that modular buildings deliver high-quality, cutting-edge, and comfortable classroom environments, classrooms that meet the same stringent building codes as traditional construction, in about half the time as traditional construction.
Even beyond the classroom, modular buildings are also being leveraged by schools for administrative office buildings, cafeterias, libraries, and much more.
See The Results for Yourself
Here are some of our latest modular school projects in Massachusetts, which highlight some of the unique building challenges (traffic congestions, extreme weather.) of the New England region.
If you are planning a school construction project, but have not thoroughly considered building with modular, you should ask your building design professional how modular construction can be used by your school.