Every Mobile Classroom installation design at CMS meets the requirements of:
- Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA) plan reviewers
- North Carolina State Building Code for Educational Occupancy
- The North Carolina Engineering and Codes Division
- The Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards
- Zone I Wind Standards
Mobile Classrooms at CMS are structurally sound including:
- The concrete block piers that support each mobile sit on solid poured concrete footings.
- Before the concrete footings are poured the soil is tested for load bearing capacity.
- The piers are braced by 10 steel tie down straps anchored to the ground and subjected to a pullout test.
- The straps resist wind uplift up to 90 miles per hour.
- CMS has never experienced a mobile classroom structural support failure.
CMS District Procedures address Mobile Classrooms concerns in case of excessive winds or fire including:
- It is District wide procedure to evacuate mobile occupants to the main building during high wind conditions such as tornado warnings and for Principals to monitor conditions during tornado watches.
- Each Mobile Classroom is equipped with manual fire-alarm pull stations.
- Each Mobile Classroom has 2 means of egress/exits at opposite ends of the classroom.
- Each Mobile Classroom is equipped with emergency exit lighting.
- Each Mobile Classroom is equipped with a fire extinguisher.
Security concerns related to Mobile Classrooms are addressed including:
· Two-way intercom system between each Mobile Classroom and front office.
· Exterior lighting including exterior lighting of decking.
Indoor Environment related to Mobile Classrooms
- All Mobile Classrooms have independent heating and cooling units.
- Filters are changed as part of a quarterly preventative maintenance program.
- Custodial services are conducted on a routine basis including daily trash emptying and floor sweeping.