Modular Building Institute

Jennings Headstart

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Main Category:
Modular Building Design
Affordable Structures
Southeast Modular Mfg.
Jennings, FL
Building Use:
Headstart Center
Gross Size of Project:
8640 Square Feet
Days to complete:

Award Criteria

  1. Architectural Excellence
    This new relocatable modular building project was designed with cost efficiency, ease of installation and low cost of life cycle ownership in mind. While this complex of structures is relocatable, the goal was to create a campus that was warm and inviting for the migrant worker families and children that utilize the structures. It was very important to the end user and the architect that the buildings have components and assemblies that are efficient from a maintenance perspective. Affordable Structures worked closely with the factory, the end user and the Architect to build a complex of buildings that achieved this goal. All of the buildings are Type II-B non-combustible and have renewable finishes throughout.
  2. Technical Innovation & Sustainability
    Affordable Structures reviewed past projects with the client and developed a list of best practices of what had worked on other structures. The goal was to build the best value building from both a cost of construction perspective and also the cost of ownership from a maintenance perspective. We completed the elements that were best achieved at the manufacturing facility and completed the other finishes on site. To achieve an at grade primary entrance, we developed a stemwall foundation that faces the courtyard blended with below grade footings and isolated piers for the balance. This blend was effective from both a cost standpoint and a long term indoor air quality position. With outdoor relative humidity levels in the Southeast approaching 95%, we are very cognizant of developing solutions that help our buildings stay healthy.
  3. Cost Effectiveness
    By working with the Architect and the Owner, Affordable Structures was able to develop a solution that we very cost effective in the total project cost. The campus concept with a central courtyard was exactly what the client wanted. They love the large play areas and covered canopies that allow the kids to play outside while still being protected from the elements. All of the finishes in the buildings are renewable and have a low cost of maintenance. Ceramic tile floors over concrete composite floor decking, breathable painted drywall over steel studs and densdeck with a single slope TPO roof all contribute to a solution that works great for the end user.
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