The increasing demand for skilled workers is spurring renewed interest in vocational schools. Students are weighing future career options closely and beginning to understand that a skilled and trained worker has great potential in the building industry. The ability to steer clear of college loans and enter the workforce with valuable skills is creating a push toward the growth and expansion of vocational-technical schools. To meet the demand, vocational schools are turning to precast to meet expansion goals while adhering to schedule and budget requirements.
Precast is produced off-site and can be quickly assembled on-site without causing major disruption to existing operations. New facilities can be erected over the summer or winter months and be ready for spring or fall semesters without delay.
Precast is designed for extended service life including reduced future maintenance expense. Facilities constructed with precast withstand extreme weather conditions and maximize occupant safety.
In addition to the extended service life and reduced maintenance concerns, architects and engineers design facilities that are aesthetically pleasing both inside and out. Interior spaces can be designed with open floor plans to allow natural light and comfortable, adaptable learning spaces for students. The exterior options of the architectural precast allow for the creation of unique, visually striking facilities that students will be proud to attend.
In the PCI Northeast region, several vocational schools are currently under construction or have recently been constructed showcasing how precast is the perfect solution for these types of facilities.