May of 2013 marked another great step in the construction of Creative World School – Cross Creek in New Tampa, Florida! We love to share the progress of our schools, especially while they gear up to open their doors. Among the many marketing outlets we offer our schools, we feature multiple blog stories, facebook posts, and various other social media exposure.
One of the best topics to feature is the construction process. Capturing the varying systems and processes of a school is also a powerful tool in the classroom. Showing the children images of their classroom being constructed helps them imagine all the processes that occur between ground to ceiling.
As an new owners, franchisees are very involved in the building process. From start to finish they are consulted on important decisions. The typical process for a Creative World School® from the ground up begins with a great location. See the process of Creative World School – Cross Creek here.
Once a location is found and permits granted, crews are able to prepare the land, grade, survey, and mark with flags to note special features and the utility lines in ground the beneath. Once the existing lines are located, utility companies come in with major equipment to place the system of pipes and conduit for the facility. Exterior walls are constructed, then the framing for the interior walls are raised into place. Once all of the walls are constructed, the roof infrastructure is built. As the Exploratorium® walls are finished, the roof is laid over the entire building. Inside, the framing is covered with drywall panels. Cabinetry and ceiling tiles are installed. Once all of the walls are covered in drywall and prepared, they are painted. Outside, the exterior cinder block walls are covered and prepared for the finish coat of stucco. Crews pour concrete into a portion of the playground and smooth it for a level surface. The playground awning posts are placed and ready for the awning to be hung.