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A.L.I.C.E. Program and Modular Classrooms Part 3 of 3

2015 March 2
by Linda Bee
Guide for Developing high-Quality School Emergency Oprations Plans

How you can prepare your school for a High Quality Emergency Operations Plan

The state of Massachusetts  offers on its website a federal Guide for Developing High Quality School Emergency Operations Plan which helps schools develop action plans for school safety and emergencies.  Along with this guide, A.L.I.C.E. Program Training and collaboration between school planners, construction management firms, local and state governments, we all can all play a role in making our children’s learning environments safer.… Read More...

A.L.I.C.E. Training and Modular Classrooms Part 2 of 3

2015 February 9
by Linda Bee
Alice Training Institute

Many Massachusetts area schools undergo ALICE Training

Schools in  Methuen, Danvers, Northhampton, Winchester and Bedford, just to name a few have all completed or will complete ALICE Training.

Holbrook in Massachusetts prepared for potential threats. For the new school year, Holbrook is implementing the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) program, as recommended by the Massachusetts Task Force Report in its report on school safety, which was presented to Gov.… Read More...

What You Need to Know about Off-site Building Design

2015 February 24
by Linda Bee
grey modular building with large windows and double door

Off-site construction involves the process of planning, designing, fabricating, transporting and assembling building elements for rapid site assembly to a greater degree of finish than in traditional piecemeal on-site construction. This type of building design includes a range of materials, scales and systems, digital software, methods of manufacture and fabrication, and innovations in social and technological integration.… Read More...

Just how energy-efficient will portable classrooms be in 2016?

2015 February 19
by Linda Bee
energy efficient

There is a great deal to be excited about when it comes to portable classrooms and their fit into a sustainable future. Modern portable classrooms are much more energy-efficient than those built just a generation ago. The Northwest Portable Classroom Project conducted by Washington State University in 2003 found that portables built to the 1993 code were 44% more energy-efficient than models built 25 years prior. … Read More...

How Your School Can Benefit from Permanent Modular Construction

2015 February 17
by Linda Bee
how your school can benefit from permanent modular construction

Permanent modular construction is a cost-effective, code compliant solution to almost any construction need. A typical modular building schedule is 30 to 50 percent shorter than conventional building techniques due to concurrent off-site module construction and site preparation. There are a great many benefits to employing permanent modular construction – especially for your school.… Read More...