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
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.
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.
Two-way intercom system between each Mobile Classroom and front office.
Exterior lighting including exterior lighting of decking.
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.