Building Services
Mobile Classrooms

Mobile Management Key Function

To support Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools by planning for mobile classrooms and purchasing, installing, relocating, continuous condition assessment, mothballing, and demolishment of un-repairable mobiles to serve the educational process, as guided by our Vision, Mission, Core Values and Beliefs Statements.

Mobile Management Department

The Mobile Management Department is responsible for the mobile classrooms and mobile restrooms. In addition there are non academic mobile buildings such as Transportation, or Child Nutrition.

The CMS Mobile Management Department currently consists of 1 Senior Construction Project Manager and 2 Construction Engineers. We act as the liaison between the owner (building services) and the tenants (schools and public) to provide the type of services described herein: Mobile Management is organized to provide a timely and flexible system that expands the available number of classrooms at schools with growth generated needs. This is done in cooperation with the CMS Planning Department, Regional Property Managers, and Principals. The greater majority of services are provided through outsourcing with the balance of tasks by Building Services in-house staff. This is managed by 1 Senior Construction Project Manager and 2 Construction engineers. The Mobile Management team arranges for the installation of furniture, AV equipment, and cabling. A process of specifying, bidding, contracts, site visits, evaluation, plans, permitting, and installation is managed to give occupancy on time and in an affordable manner.

Providing mobile classrooms and installation related expertise for the school district, protecting the interests of the district and taxpayer funds, while serving the needs of the school based personnel and students, and the general public. We’re striving to provide world-class customer service to all of our constituents.

History of CMS Mobile Management


As the need for additional affordable classroom space became apparent CMS began to purchase mobiles in 1962. Some of these are still in service today. A system was developed to safely locate and relocate the units. Originally this was accomplished by staff, but has evolved into a outsourced operation managed by a CMS staff of three resulting in significant savings. Contractors are selected by an annual public bidding process that emphasizes the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses. 

Mobile Management Best Management Practices:

  • Planning – Determination of needs of the district and those responsible for facilities
  • Adherence to a well defined Standard Operating Procedure, logistics plan, flow charts, using a master list that tracks mobile unit location, serial number, age, costs, materials, maintenance, energy, with floor plans, site drawing, and photo
  • Constant updating of specifications to provide cost effective & energy efficient mobile units
  • Regular documented Facility Condition Assessments
  • Regular documented information exchanges with customers
  • Certification and continuing professional designations
  • Dye testing, warning decals, and use of professional locators to prevent storm water contamination
  • Detention ponds and rain gardens installed at environmentally sensitive sites
  • Energy management controls, mothball procedures, meter & site light reductions, and dehumidifiers



P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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