Project Capsule: American Opportunity Foundation Modular Childcare Facility
The American Opportunity Foundation Modular Childcare Facility is a 7,968 sq. ft. comprised of modules configured in an L-Shape. Designed as a child care facility, ultimately the building has 3 offices, restrooms, a laundry facility, break room, lounge, daycare rooms, and a lobby area.
The exterior of the modular daycare building is very modern in aesthetic and has an eggshell white stucco and dark gray façade. Pac-Van used 12’x40’s and 12’x60’s approved by the State of California, Department of Housing & Community Development with a pier and pad tie-down foundation, recessed to ground level. All fixtures, doors, windows, etc. and comply with child care guidelines.
The unit is relocatable and also built to California State Title 21, a state regulation to ensure modular buildings are using the most energy-efficient materials. The heating and air conditioning units are all-electric with heat pumps.
Cost effective choices included:
- recessed pier and pad foundation
- standard 12’x40’s and 12’x60’s
The HVAC’s are end mount vs. roof mount, therefore eliminating the need for a crane and prevents climbing on the roof, which can cause safety issues and also leaks.
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