Project Capsule: Webster Groves Classroom
For the 2018-19 school year, the Webster Groves School District required a modular classroom to accommodate an expanding enrollment within the district. The client desired to add as much classroom space as their elementary school campus footprint could accommodate. We initially consulted with the district and, with the client’s input, proposed a plan for a 28′ x 76′ box size modular classroom with a connecting hallway which matched the current campus’ aesthetics. Each classroom comfortably accommodates 25+ full-time students and a teacher. Both the Webster Groves School District and the community are very satisfied with our solution. The exterior finishes and features are a blend of the current site and the neighborhood environment. The project was implemented with the least amount of disruption to the community.
The district required that the classroom match the existing 40-year-old building’s exterior finish. They also wanted the classroom to blend in with the surrounding neighborhood to alleviate a concern regarding the stigma of having a “trailer” in the community. We provided the solution by partnering with a local fabricator who developed “faux” masonry siding that matched the existing exterior. Manufactured in 4’x8′ sections, the product has locking joints and finished edge and trim pieces. The building was manufactured without siding, and we were able to install the matching siding on-site with relative ease.
In addition, a shingled, 4/12 hip roof was required to match the other buildings on-site. Our manufacturer engineered a building that not only accommodated the request but was still transportable given the DOT’s maximum height constraints. After logistics were set in place, the building arrived and was ready for installation onto footers that were pre-poured during site preparations.
Experience You Can Trust, Quality You Demand. When time is of the essence, the quick construction time of modular buildings make them ideal for temporary or permanent space needs. Modular buildings occupy 50% sooner and save up to 40% of cost vs. traditional “stick-built” construction. With locations nationwide, we can design and install your modular building no matter where you need it. Ask us about our used portable school buildings for sale, flexible rent, lease or purchase plans.