At the end of a building’s life, government organizations and school districts often face the expensive task of decommissioning a major investment. Construction modernization can provide struggling schools with an affordable alternative to demolishing existing buildings while meeting today’s safety, building and accessibility codes. The life of a school district’s original investment is prolonged and the newly modernized building receives energy-efficient updates with a fresh look.
New and Improved Buildings
Depending on the specifics of the project and building type, construction modernization may include a variety of improvements and alterations. Some of the most common changes and enhancements include:
- Fresh Exterior – For a more modern and visually striking appearance, the exterior may see changes in the exterior walls, roofing materials, restored finishing, door replacements, new trim and gutters, and a fresh coat of paint.
- Landscaping – Improvements to the grounds may be made including resurfaced walkways, covered walkways, tiled paths, dining areas and curbs.
- Damage Repair – If the facility has been damaged by wear and tear or natural elements, construction modernization may repair damages and restore functionality of the building.
- Room Additions – For facilities with a need for more space, additional rooms may be added. Each additional room will be complete with electricity, water, data transfer, heating and cooling, and an intercom. Additional rooms may be standalone or be integrated into the existing building.
- Commercial Kitchens – Buildings in need of food preparation areas may add a commercial kitchen. The new kitchen comes complete with installation and/or replacement of all major appliances and equipment.
- Interior Upgrades – The interior may be enhanced with custom paint or flooring, new fixtures and appliances, window treatments, replacement cabinetry, ceiling replacements and reorganization to enhance the overall visual appeal.
- Athletic Fields – Tracks, fields, equipment, bleachers, concession stands, locker rooms, fencing and even entire stadiums may be upgraded for better functionality.
- Technology Improvements – In addition to all other services listed, other state-of-the-art improvements may be made to the school including technology services, learning environments, teachers’ lounges and more.
In addition the above modernizations, many facilities also receive energy-efficiency upgrades. Typical upgrades include new windows and doors, insulation installation, replacement of HVAC systems and more. These “green” updates make these important buildings comfortable, clean and eco-friendly.
With Southern California being subject to the San Andreas Fault, many schools and other government buildings see a variety of minor damages each year. Construction modernization can help these important facilities save money, all while remaining functionality and appeal.