May 12, 2019

3 Important Factors in Building a School

Many people dream of living in the suburbs. Whether it's the quiet streets or the spacious homes, suburbia attracts families. This population influx has a ripple effect, creating a need for additional schools. It's not as easy as throwing up a building. Several factors are important in constructing these institutions.
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Elementary school students benefit from a close bond with their peers. Consider building schools in close proximity to the community. Also, if centralized, kids can walk or bike to school, providing a bit of exercise. Financially school districts would save money taking this route, eliminating the need for additional buses. High schools need larger amounts of land. Extracurricular activities and fields are needed as well as additional parking for those teenage drivers. Should high schools be close? Closeness may not be as important as the driving conditions. Placing it an area with developed roads and good lighting are important in helping out the new drivers and easing parent concern.



Once the land is acquired, school board members need to devise a functional and safe design. Working with an educational construction company provides an opportunity to brainstorm the best fit for the community needs. Can land be reserved for future expansion? Does the plan include enough space for sporting events, recess and outside activities? Is the school meeting safety codes? Can the school be closed off in the event of an emergency? All of these are important points to take into consideration when meeting with the architects.



Curriculum and expectation are ever in flux in education; thus, the building itself needs malleability. Can classrooms be combined by using removable walls? Do the students have outside space for gardening and hands-on activities? Can the cafeteria double as an auditorium? 

As with any form of construction, take the time to think about the community needs now and in the future. That effort now will benefit the area in the long run.

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