When the BIA called for an emergency installation of (4) modular buildings, team solutions came through. The BIA operates schools across the USA. Some of their older schools are aging out and in need of major maintenance. When we got the call from BIA that they needed to have an emergency school replacement at Santa Rosa Ranch school in Sells, AZ with (6) modular classrooms and a school cafeteria, team solutions rose to the occasion.
Modular Solutions, Ltd has an excellent track record of performance with the BIA, and was selected as the “go-to” team for this emergency space need. School was in session, and students could not afford to be off for six months to a year. We had just 90 days to complete this seemingly impossible task. Our team developed a plan and schedule and was committed to making this 90 day opening happen. Just as team solutions got the modular building design approved and ready for production, the site sub contractors lined up and all the schedule organized, the federal government announced it was going to shut down for fiscal negotiations. This was a challenge, but did not slow us down.
Modular Solutions, Ltd has completed several hundred thousand square ft of projects for the BIA, so we pushed forward and kept everyone focused on getting the children into a safe and secure campus. Since the modular buildings are constructed off site there were no issues with being on the school campus during the government shutdown. This project had to be a turnkey design-build project, which was easily managed with our “on-staff” architectural team. Our scope included:
- (4) New modular buildings including six classrooms and a cafeteria
- All new power and electrical connections & coordination with the local utility authority
- communication systems, interconnections
- Sewer & water connections and tie-ins
- Sidewalks, decks, and ramps
- fencing to secure the site
- Coordination and connections of utilities for food service modular kitchen
- Furnishings for the cafeteria, and classrooms
- Permits, life safety inspections, and approvals (including drawings, site plans, and design coordination)
The new buildings were delivered and opened as scheduled, with many thankful parents and community members. They were able to bring their kids into our new classrooms knowing that they will be comfortable and safe. KJZZ radio published a story for your listening pleasure.