Skip to content

Silver Creek Industries - Charter School

Due to the design-build project delivery approach utilized on this project, Silver Creek was able to collaborate directly with the client on design considerations during the conceptual phase of the project to ensure the modular construction systems selected would support the design intent. The project consists of a three-story structure which houses an entire charter school campus and the related functional spaces. The building contains 18 classrooms, a kitchen, multipurpose space, administrative spaces, interior corridors, an interior elevator, and interior stairs.

The building exterior features plaster with a bright color palette and aluminum glazing systems. The finished building reflects the coordinated efforts of all team members to provide a design focused experience.

Due to the complexity and scope of the project, the ability to perform the work in a factory environment provided the opportunity for significant cost reductions and increased quality control measures. Larger than typical modules were utilized to maximize the factory scope of work. The careful placement of the restrooms allowed those spaces to be enclosed on all sides within a single module and to leave the factory fully finished.

Spaces that could not be enclosed due to size or location were partially finished in the factory and wherever possible the remaining finishes were pre-cut in order minimize the duration of work on site. The electrical distribution system was designed to utilize larger conductors and conduits to reduce the number of electrical connections made in the field. Where possible, the ductwork was designed to be installed within a single module which eliminated the need for horizontal connections in the field.

 

This article originally appeared in the Modular Advantage Magazine - Second Quarter 2018 released in February 2018.

More from Modular Advantage

The Key to Adaptable Smart Buildings is Less Construction, More Assembly

If owner/developers start by thinking offsite construction is simply traditional construction with a factory, they have it backwards. Here’s the correct way to start.

Ralph Tavares: Family, Business, and Beaches

Modular construction is growing in popularity because it offers several advantages over traditional construction. Here’s how it works.

Wilmot Modular: Always Willing to Help Out

Mike Wilmot, president of Wilmot Modular in Maryland, shares his experience responding to natural disasters and explains his company’s Rapid Response Program.

The Quick Response to Hurricane Katrina

Jane Conkin, owner of Quick Buildings Modular, recalls how her company provided much-needed modular buildings after Hurricane Katrina.

In Rough Times, Black Diamond Shines

Black Diamond CEO Trevor Haynes talks about the disasters his company has helped with and how disaster response is more than the “nuts and bolts” of transporting assets.

A Village Inspires a New Modular Emergency Housing Concept

These emergency housing modules, designed by Oregon’s MODS, have been designed so they don’t require highly skilled labor to build them — which opens up employment opportunities for the future residents of the buildings.

Mobile Hospitals: Lessons Learned During COVID

For this article, we caught up with
two modular manufacturers — one large, one small — who shared their experiences manufacturing mobile hospitals during the pandemic, and how those experiences have shaped
their ability to respond to future emergencies.

The Growth of Remote Virtual Inspections

Using the remote virtual inspection process, NTA inspectors can monitor a variety of MEP systems and other important procedures.

FRAMECAD: Innovating for Faster Construction and Better Built Environments

FRAMECAD® has spent the past 30 years developing, innovating, and refining its cold-formed steel (CFS) construction system.

B-CORE: The Modern Material from BROAD

BROAD’s B-CORE modular building material is composed of two stainless steel plates with a customizable array of stainless steel tubes fused between them. And the possibilities are endless.