How Decking, Awnings & Canopies in Modular Buildings Benefit Schools
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, extra space needed in schools has increased to accommodate guidelines for social distancing. Using modular has helped public, private and charter schools add additional temporary or permanent space in a quick and efficient manner. Often, these modular additions are connected to existing structures to allow for the ease of access for all students and staff. Not only for aesthetics but protection of the elements, these units are connected with decking, awnings and canopies.
Why Choose Modular?
Offsite construction delivers fast and affordable modular building solutions, whether the requirement is for a permanent, temporary or relocatable building. Compared to conventional building methods, modular building solutions minimize time on the site, reduce the number of deliveries and are virtually unaffected by weather conditions. Importantly, for a site where disruptions must be kept to a minimum, the modular building process creates less noise and interference to the daily operation of the site and its occupants.
Finished modular buildings – whether offices, classrooms, schools, clinics/healthcare facilities, churches and others – may consist of a single module or numerous modules. They may be combined with traditionally constructed elements for a hybrid approach that offers the best of both modular and traditional.
Benefits of Decking, Awnings and Canopies
Adding decking, awnings and canopies to your school’s modular system is essential to allow students and staff to easily walk between their current building and the modular additions with some protection from harsh weather conditions as well as add a nice cohesive aesthetic.
Aluminum decking offers advantages over wood such as longevity, lower maintenance and an integral anti-skid surface, which is especially important in wet and icy conditions.
Canopy systems can also cover your entry doors, walkways or current decking. Canopies offer additional protection from the elements, are durable and low maintenance. Prefabricated canopies are able to fit your application whether it is a 10-foot walkway or 500-foot walkway. Common applications include schools, hospitals, restaurants or any modular system you have.
Some great features include:
Long Product Lifecycle
Aluminum products will never rust which means they are a low-maintenance material and have a long product lifecycle.
We will custom design the appropriate size, height and layout of decking systems and canopies to accommodate your site as well as coordinate the delivery and installation.
All products meet regulations for ADA compliance.
Internal Drainage System
All of the canopy systems are designed with an internal drainage system to make sure the water doesn’t flood the walkway or entryway.
For more information about how modular can accommodate your school for additional space or social distancing, contact us with the form below!