EDWARD J. HOPKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
K-12 CLASSROOM ADDITION
Town of Hopkinton – Hopkinton Public Schools
Honorable Mention – Education
Modular Building Institute, Award of Distinction - 2021
Despite a tight budget, the new addition had to match the look of the current school building. Metal panels were skillfully fabricated to mimic the colors and patterns of existing brick and stucco finishes. High-performance windows not only matched the existing ones, but helped the project exceed the code minimum comcheck by 8% (envelope). The new interiors mirrored the 25’ x 28’ dimensions of the existing classrooms and featured built-in casework, doors, ceilings, floor tiles, and paint that precisely matched the finishes in the existing classrooms.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) and our unique “Build Together” method accelerated the construction process and allowed 95% of the project be completed off site. This minimized site impact dramatically and was critical to the project being ready for the start of the fall semester even as the COVID-19 crisis surged.
Value engineering and innovations such as flipping a single module unit on its end for the 2-story connecting corridor delivered substantial savings while also helping speed installation at the site. Off-site construction outside the prevailing wage standards in Massachusetts also provided budget savings, allowing MODLOGIQ to deliver true Cost Certainty under highly uncertain (pandemic) conditions—while minimizing site impact and speeding completion.