Leaps ‘n Bounds Case Study

Sector: Education, Specialty

Size: 6000 sq. ft.

Project: Leaps ‘n Bounds

Location: Nashville, TN.

Challenge:

In 2009, a preschool in Nashville was opened to replace a daycare facility that was closed by the State of Tennessee for repeated non-compliance. Due to being a severely neglected building, it was refurbished with the hope of helping those displaced families, but over the early years it proved to be inadequate for the needs of a quality school environment.

In 2014, a Memphis developer approached the owners to build a new school in their home town, but development cost was prohibitive. Doing research, they discovered modular construction. Conventional stick-built-on-site construction was out of their price range and a modular building was considered due to time and price.

With a stringent budget in mind, Innovative Modular Solutions was contracted to complete this project. IMS was able to offer a comprehensive plan, and committed price for the complete structure, to keep the project on schedule and within budget.

Solution:

Leaps ’n Bounds ultimately chose to utilize modular construction through Innovative Modular Solutions to complete the facility on the aggressive time-line and strict budget. The facility is comprised of 6 modular units with restrooms and consists of 6000 total square feet; installed permanently over a crawl space.

The building was constructed with function and aesthetics in mind and utilized all the space for an efficient facility. The building contains 8 classrooms, 2 offices, a food prep room, a staff lounge, 6 restroom/wash areas and a large area for gross motor meetings.

The construction of the building includes commercial grade doors, 8-1/2’ T-grid ceilings, painted sheet-rocked walls, individual thermostats and HVAC units for all classrooms, and all MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) installed. The building arrived on a steel frame which was installed over a full crawl space for additional stability. Real stone was added to the storefront, board-and-batten siding, as well as a staggered parapet which was also installed to make it look like a traditional daycare facility.

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6000 sq. ft Permanent Pre-School