Archives for: February 2016

02/23/16

Permalink 05:35:31 pm, by mleslie Email , 88 words, 138 views   English (US)
Categories: Information on portable and modular classrooms

Collaborative for High Performance School (CHPS) releases new CHPS PreFAB program and pre-approves first model

Sacramento, CA - February 22, 2016 - The Collaborative for High Performance School (CHPS) released the 2016 CHPS PreFABTM Criteria and Program. The CHPS PreFAB program provides a streamlined process for pre-approving prefabricated modular classroom models that meet the CHPS Criteria rating system for healthy, high performance schools. In addition, CHPS is pleased to announce that the Gen7 24x40 foot model is the first to successfully complete the new CHPS PreFAB pre-approval process and Morgan Hill Unified is the first school district to register a CHPS project under the new program.

02/02/16

Permalink 02:00:57 pm, by mleslie Email , 99 words, 189 views   English (US)
Categories: Information on portable and modular classrooms

CHPS Criteria and best practices for prefabricated school buildings update

Sacramento, CA - February 1, 2016 - The Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS) is pleased to announce the updating of the CHPS Criteria and best practices for prefabricated school buildings thanks to the generous support of American Modular Systems (AMS) and Bard Manufacturing Company, as Presenting Sponsors. The update is guided by an ad hoc subcommittee of the CHPS National Technical Committee.

The CHPS Best Practices Manual (BPM) Prefabricated Classroom volume (VI) was developed in 2006 and last updated in 2009. This innovative resource provides tools for manufacturers, school districts and design teams to specify, build and acquire high performance relocatable classrooms.

Information on Portable/Modular Classrooms

Class size "caps" have posed challenges all across Ontario, in elementary schools. Where enrolment is not declining, this can force a school administration to look beyond its four walls at temporary alternatives. At the Toronto District School Board, no new portable (sometimes called modular)classrooms have been acquired since 1992. This should cause the school community to carefully assess what is put in place - so here are some resources.

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