Faced with a continued growing city population, the Danbury Public School District was facing severe overcrowding with its current resources and space capacity. While redistricting students was an option, it was also considered a last resort. A fast, economic solution was needed to solve this challenge, and ideally with as little disruption to faculty, students, and their families as possible.
Fast Construction in the Dead of Winter
Not only did the Danbury School need a space solution fast, but it would have to be flexible and durable enough to adapt to changing and often difficult to predict resource requirements. Furthermore, construction would need to take place during the winter months in the New England area – known for its harsh winters that would likely delay traditional construction.
The answer: Modern, modular buildings, pre-fabricated off-site.
Not the Modular Classrooms We Grew Up With
Modular construction has evolved over the last several decades, and is very different from the temporary mobile classrooms of the past. Through modern fabrication methodologies and processes, Nadler Modular is able to provide clients with beautiful, high quality structures that are often more durable than traditional construction, and apply the latest advances in building technologies and design.
“This is not the modular buildings we had when we were kids – those considering modular, should not underestimate the quality,” said Joseph Martino, Director of Finance for Danbury Schools District. “This economical solution enabled us to address our growth without moving kids around just for the sake of space.”
The result is a finished product that not only looks great, but blends in with the surrounding environment while providing all the modern amenities.
Danbury School District contracted with Nadler Modular to deliver four modular classrooms, each 28’x28′, and a custom enclosed 30 foot corridor that connected the units directly with the rest of the school for a seamless transition.
Enough Cost Savings to Add-on a Connected Corridor
From start to finish the project was completed in under 3 months, half the projected 6 months despite winter weather conditions. This time and cost savings helped fund a change order during the project for a directly connected and temperature controlled corridor – equipped with ADA compliant ramps, non-slip surfaces, and two-hour fire rating.
Additional features of the modular buildings included fully functioning security systems with contactless key card access, fire alarm systems, and an architectural design that completely blended in with the rest of school’s existing structures, giving the impression the modules had always been there.
The Nadler Difference
“Not only was Nadler Modular the lowest bid, but they also had amazing references,” said Mr. Martino. He further explained, “Steve Muller and his team from Nadler were a pleasure to work with, highly responsive, and they got the job done in half the time, even with the change order of a custom corridor. Nadler can confidently add Danbury Schools to their list of strong client references.”
To learn more about Nadler Modular Structures and how the latest in offi-site construction can solve your space problems, go to www.nadlermodular.com.