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prestigious Kamehameha Schools, which serves children of Hawaiian
ancestry, is the oldest private school in the state of Hawaii. Under
pressure to prepare more children for education, this preschool
for 3 & 4 year olds was opened in the back parking lot of a
shopping mall on the windward side of the island of Oahu. Land-rich
Kamehameha Schools intends to expand and serve 10,000 preschoolers
x 60’ building includes two separate classrooms on either
side with a children’s restroom, kitchen, and storage room
in the middle which can be accessed by both classrooms. There are
also an adult restroom and another storage room in each building.
Smartside T1-11 siding with vertical grooves is used as the exterior
siding, a gable roof with 2/12 pitch and composition shingles on
the roof, sheet vinyl throughout the buildings, trough sinks in
each classroom, and standard wall hung HVAC units.
in this school building are at “kid height” to accommodate
the 3 & 4 year olds, including kiddy toilets in the restroom
and trough sinks for hand washing in each classroom mounted at 24”
above the floor. The large 72”x60” atrium windows in
each classroom are hung lower on the wall so the children can easily
view of the playground.
classroom buildings were approved for modular construction because
the Kamehameha Schools intends to move the buildings to a more permanent
location within 4 years. Relocatability and cost effectiveness of
modular construction was a strong selling point to the schools’
Board of Trustees.
is a long wait list statewide for preschool spaces, modular construction
allows Kamehameha Schools the flexibility of putting modular classrooms
on property the school owns throughout the state in a timely and
cost effective manner. A very accessible and fairly level asphalt
parking lot for this new school allowed the most cost effective
installation method of using standard steel jack stands and 16”x16”x6”
foundation blocks supporting the I-beams.