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Market Sector Education

US Virgin Islands Department of Education

25
Sep

Client

  • US Virgin Islands, Department of Education

Challenge

  • In 2017, two powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria severely damaged infrastructure including all of the schools in the US Virgin Islands. During reconstruction efforts, a fast track, code compliant replacement building was needed immediately so that the children of the Virgin Islands could attend school.

Solution

  • After carefully examining a wide variety of building alternatives the Virgin Islands Department of Education and FEMA selected Sprung structures as the product of choice for the schools large clearspan gymnasium needs.
  • Within weeks, Sprung mobilized, shipped and erected over 7 gymnasiums and 2 kitchens. Sprung structures rust free aluminum substructure combined with a highly tensioned membrane exterior, and energy efficient fiberglass insulation package provide superior performance in a highly corrosive island environment. Sprung shield, a protective hard wall system was added to the exterior for added protection.

Results

  • 30’ wide x 60’ long Guy Benjamin Elementary School ( St. John, USVI)
  • 60’ wide x 90’ long Arthur A. Richards Junior High School (St. Croix, USVI)
  • 60’ wide x 90’ long Gladys A. Abraham Elementary School ( St. Thomas, USVI)
  • 70’ wide x 120’ long Arthur A. Richards Junior High School ( St. Croix, USVI)
  • 70’ wide x 120’ long Addelita Cancryn Junior High School (St. Thomas, USVI)
  • 70’ wide x 120’ long John H. Woodson Junior High School ( St. Croix, USVI)
  • 90’ wide x 120’ long Central High School ( St. Croix, USVI)
  • 30’ wide x 60’ long Addelita Cancryn Junior High School – Kitchen (St Thomas, USVI)
  • 30’ wide x 60’ long Arthur A. Richards Junior High School – Kitchen (St. Croix, USVI)