5 Major Reasons Schools Are Investing in Portable Buildings

5 Major Reasons Schools Are Investing in Portable Buildings

calendar icon March 26, 2018

Permanent Modular Construction (PMC) projects are 60% to 90% completed in a factory-controlled environment and transported and assembled at the final building site. By now, many people understand the benefits associated with various types of portable storage buildings and other modular options. But there is still some mystery surrounding school portables in particular, because many people don’t quite seem to understand all of the benefits they can provide. Here are just a few reasons schools are investing in portable buildings.

Reasons Schools Are Investing in Portable Buildings:

  • Increased Enrollment

An overcrowded school that has more students than necessary, will negatively impact the quality of education. At the same time, renovations can be costly and incredibly time-consuming. Many schools compromise by investing in a portable solution. This solution gives staff and students the resources to maintain a high level of learning and quality of education.

  • Cost Effective for Growth

In addition, portable units are more cost effective than permanent structures. In fact, the cost of a portable classroom is between 36% and 77% of the cost of a traditional classroom. The bottom line is that as long as each student has the resources they need to be successful, anything is possible. Many times portable school buildings are the perfect solution to accommodate for growth.

  • Versatility

The most cited reason to use portable classrooms was speed of delivery (35%). Then it is by shifting enrollments (26%) and the relatively inexpensive nature of the classrooms (25%). However, school portables are also very versatile and can be customizable in shape, size, and design. So, if you’re in need of a multi-purpose classroom that fits a wide variety of school’s needs, portable is the solution. There are countless ways to ensure that your portable classroom will meet the needs of your students while remaining a much more affordable alternative to a traditional school addition.

  • Modular Construction is Growing

Ultimately, nearly 40% of contractors surveyed said that prefab and modular construction is a growing part of their companies. Understanding why so many schools are investing in school portables is the key to determining whether they may be a worthwhile addition that can help meet your students’ needs. For more information about portable storage buildings and other modular units, contact ABS.

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