SMM Rebuilds After Tornado in Joplin, MO

In the devastating aftermath of the tragic 2011 tornado in Joplin, MO, FEMA and the US Corp of Engineers urgently needed help rebuilding several schools. The tornado hit Joplin in late May 2011 damaging and completely destroying several schools. With the first day of school only a few months away, the community rallied to have functioning facilities for the children in the district by August.

SMM was honored to be selected along with Modular Innovations to construct the modular building facilities for the Early Childhood Program at the McKinley Elementary campus in Joplin. There were several modular facilities built throughout the district but SMM was the only team who provided new buildings and completed the construction in less than 45 days from time of award. The administrators, teachers and children were able to use their new school on the very first day of classes.

SMM provided 13 24’ x 42’ modular buildings and one 28’ x 48’ modular building, totaling 14,438 square feet. The facility consisted of 26 12’ x 42’ individual units and two 14’ x 48’ units and featured six classrooms, a lab, and an open lecture hall. SMM met all ADA requirements for this project.

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