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
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
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