Posts Tagged ‘education’

NAWIC’s Construction Careers Day

May 12th, 2016

Several of Modern’s staffers joined local construction companies this week in an event hosted by the National Association of Women in Construction‘s Salem chapter. NAWIC’s Construction Careers Day gives students exposure to the variety of careers available in the construction and trades industries. Students run large equipment, ask tradespeople their questions and experience first-hand many of the interactive exhibits, including building brick walls and creating basic electrical circuits.

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Modern’s staff loved playing Jenga with students while discussing what gives a construction career a solid base.  Students asked insightful questions about how off-site construction differs from site-built construction processes. We believe strongly in investing in the next generation of tradesmen & women!

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Learn more about how you can get involved in partnering with students & trades locally:
NAWIC’s Construction Careers Day
SEDCOR Construction Alliance
Salem-Keizer School District’s Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) 
Associated General Contractors of Oregon

Fun Friday : Lego high school

June 12th, 2015

We are loving this Lego model created by a fifth grader at Abiqua Academy in Salem, OR. There are great details captured in the detailed minature. (The t-rex fossil at the front entrance is one of our favorites.) The close educational community of Abiqua Academy has a passion and enthusiasm for this project that absolutely radiates through.

Lego model by a student

But there’s another reason this model is near and dear to our heart. Sometimes we describe building modular as “building with grown up Legos”. And what could be more appropriate? Modular doesn’t mean being forced into use of only boxes. Modular building means only that off-site fabrication is involved in the planning & realization of a vision.

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Modular construction is a type of construction – not a limitation and not an architectural style. Off-site fabrication can be coupled with any other building style – like this recent project for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians that combines modular with a metal framed gymnasium (another form of off-site construction!) and a timbered roof overbuild completed at site. Or how about these gorgeous, exposed industrial supports and huge windows at Fife Library?

Like Legos, the only limit to modular construction is your imagination!


 

Want to view more of Abiqua Academy’s expansion? Check out the live webcam feed of their construction site.  (And read about Abiqua Academy’s vision with H.E.A.R.T.)

Eco-friendly Education Space

November 19th, 2014

At Modern we are so excited for green education spaces. SMART Classrooms™ are here!

Edmonds Village

    Sustainable
Quality, low-maintenance metal roofing with standing seam
Durable steel frame floor
Sustainably harvested timber

     Modern
High efficiency Mitsubishi split system HVAC
LED strip lighting
Foundation set for feeling of permanency

     Academic
Forbo bulletin boards
Increased wall/display space
Vaulted ceilings flooded with natural light for a bright learning environment

     Renewable
Eco-friendly & recycled finishes throughout including carpeting
Cement smooth panel siding with rainscreen

     Teaching
Can your current learning spaces act as an energy study? Ask us about how SMART modular classrooms can integrate technologies that allow students to study energy consumption.

Call us for more information about cost-effective & practical green technologies. Protect students AND the environment!

Edmonds interior  Edmonds

Tribe dedicates Education Center

July 28th, 2014

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians blessed the new Education Center this weekend at an family-oriented barbeque hosted by Modern.

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Kids played in the gymnasium and members mingled, celebrating in their new space & the opportunities it brings for the tribe’s future. The synergy of a steel fabricated building coupled with a modular structure creates a custom space solution that gives the Shingle Springs Band a quality facility with multi-use flexibility.

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Modern considers it a privilege to have been a part of this project. Our sincere ‘thank you’ to the tribe, subcontractors and vendors who played a part in its success.


In case you missed it – watch the building site time lapse to see 4 months of sitework speed by in a minute & a half.

 

 

Math in Construction High School Program

March 23rd, 2012

We love sharing our passion for construction and the efficiency of modular. Check out how students at Evergreen Public Schools have been bitten with the ‘bug’.

 

From Evergreen Public Schools :

Math In Construction Program Gets New Partner

Evergreen Public Schools and Modern Building Systems, Inc. have partnered to provide a contextual learning experience for students enrolled in the Math in Construction programs at Evergreen High School and Mountain View High School.

The Math in Construction program merges the disciplines of mathematics and construction to help students understand the geometry and algebra they are learning. They also get real world experience by building structures through this College, Career and Technical Education program.

Modern is providing all of the materials and licensed tradespeople necessary for students to build four modular structures. Upon completion, those structures will undergo the same quality inspections required of other Modern products before being added to the company’s lease fleet.

The benefits of participation for students include improving their understanding of mathematics, creating awareness of the construction trades, and developing leadership and teamwork skills.

For more information, contact Anita Jinks, Assistant Director of College, Career and Technical Education, at 360.604.4068.

 

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