When it comes to modular construction, many people think it’s only for residential and certain commercial structures. However, modular buildings such as portable classrooms are growing in popularity due to their convenience and versatility. But before you invest in school portables, it’s important to know the facts. Here are just a few of the most common myths surrounding portable classrooms.
Myths Surrounding Portable Classrooms:
Portable classrooms are too expensive
Many people think that portable classrooms are more expensive than other modular buildings such as portable cabins and churches. However, the cost of each and every project is dependent on a variety of factors. However, the overall cost of a portable classroom is between 36% and 77% of the cost. (This is of a traditional site-built classroom addition in comparison.) Based on those figures, one can clearly see that modular classrooms offer exceptional value for your classroom needs.
Portable classroom construction takes just as long as traditional construction
If this myth were true, modular construction wouldn’t be nearly as popular and widespread as it is today. In fact, with a manufacturing environment, portable classroom construction has fewer weather delays. Plus, it has no additional damage from traditional construction, allowing projects to be complete 40% faster. If you have a last-minute need for a classroom for a project or another education-related activity, it can be done quickly and fully ready for use.
Portable classrooms don’t provide a high-quality learning environment because they are all generic in design
Finally, this myth is completely untrue. Portable classrooms are highly customizable on the specific needs of the client. If you have a specific design or feature in mind, don’t hesitate to bring it up during your initial consultation. Most professionals will do all they can to accommodate even the smallest requests in order to maximize the learning potential of the new environment.
Ultimately, modular construction decreases design and construction time by up to 50%, with fewer change orders, earlier occupancy, and improved cash flow. Knowing the truth behind these myths is the key to making the most of all that portable classrooms and other modular buildings have to offer. Contact us today if you would like to start.