There are constantly new additions to neighborhoods all over the country each and every day, and sometimes the schools in the community end up with more students than they can handle. Overcrowding is a very real thing that occurs in some communities and it can have a negative effect on the learning experiences of the students when there’s not enough room to accommodate all of them.
Expanding and renovating schools can be tricky when you’re dealing with buildings made primarily of brick. These construction processes can take a long time and cause the school to suffer in the interim. The best possible solution to the overcrowding problem that some schools and communities face is with steel buildings in some way, shape or form. Steel buildings are the best solution for a wide variety of reasons, mainly that it is a cost-effective solution that is sure to satisfy even the tightest of school budget constraints without giving up top quality. On average, you will save around 30% in comparison to buying the raw materials and paying for labour to build a similarly-sized project.
With steel structures, you have options as well. No matter what size school add-on or standalone class you need, you’re likely to be able to bring it to life. Create an entire school complex, add portions onto an existing building or create small portable classrooms on the school’s outdoor property to make the whole thing easier. The great thing about this is that steel is an exceptionally flexible and versatile material that is able to be used in a plethora of ways. For more complex structures, you can separate rooms, storage and other areas for classrooms, offices, closets and much more. You can also have wide open spaces thanks to our buildings’ truss-less design. It’s important to weigh out all of your options so that students don’t have to suffer the consequences of an overcrowded campus or facility.
Steel has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio which means that its lightweight nature has no bearing on the durability and ability to be resistant to even the most extreme natural elements while also not requiring much in the way of regular maintenance and repairs.
Steel buildings require much less maintenance than other forms of construction, which is excellent for a number of reasons. School repairs can be costly especially since regular wear & tear is a much heavier load than usual when dealing with kids, adolescents or teenagers. The possibilities for broken and damaged sections of your structure will be heightened, but with steel’s strength and durability, it’s much better able to withstand the extra use without needing to be constantly repaired. Having less of these types of damages around the school also makes the environment a much safe space for learning for all of the students.
What might be the best feature of steel buildings lies in the fact that it takes much less time to complete a project than with other materials. A construction project that might have months can be completed in weeks or even days depending on its scale. This is perfect for a school environment because the available time during regular school breaks through the year are minimal, and it’s always imperative that the school buildings be ready once the school year restarts, as opposed to having students attend a campus that’s still under construction.
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