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Concrete Modular Buildings Help Upgrade Hernando County, Florida School

Students at a Florida grade school are getting a lesson in economics and the environment from an unexpected source - the concrete modular buildings that will serve as their learning space.

The John D. Floyd K-8 School for Environmental Science received 22 new classrooms and a full service kitchen from Royal Concrete Concepts, a manufacturer of concrete building systems including custom concrete modular's, pre-engineered walls, and roof. The buildings, which are now being installed at the school, were ordered by the Hernando County School Board District to replace temporary portable classrooms.

The concrete modular buildings were produced off-site and cost approximately 30 percent less than a traditional classroom construction. They will also be implemented in just six months - much faster than the conventional building process - leading to minimal disruption of the educational process.

"We were able to save money and time when erecting the classrooms when compared to conventional buildings," said Ed Perry, Hernando County School Board District project manager.

The environmentally friendly buildings are energy efficient and will lead to long-term savings in air-conditioning and heating costs. Because of their concrete design, the buildings also enhance the learning environment by offering superior air quality and a quieter environment.

The classrooms are outfitted with essential amenities including white marker boards, audio/visual setups and bathrooms in addition to a shared teacher-planning space between every two classrooms. The full-service kitchen will allow the school's staff to prepare meals on-site instead of bringing in catered meals from other schools.

"We gave them their own kitchen, so that they could do their own cooking," says Perry.

About John D. Floyd
According to John D. Floyd K-8 School for Environmental Science website , John D. Floyd contributed 39 years to the Hernando County School System, serving in several capacities as Teacher, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education Supervisor and Maintenance Director.

About Royal Concrete Construction
Royal Concrete Concepts, Inc. is a manufacturer of concrete modular building systems specializing in educational, military, commercial and residential buildings. For more information, contact John Albert at jalbert@RoyalConcreteConcepts.com or visit the website at www.RoyalConcreteConcepts.com.

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