Joplin School District Safe Room Project Construction

Joplin School District Safe Room Project Construction

Joplin schools are starting to see the walls go up on the construction of new safe rooms.
JOPLIN, MO.--- Joplin schools are starting to see the walls go up on the construction of new safe rooms. A few concrete panels are already in place at the Cecil Floyd campus. The 7,000 square foot structure will serve both as a gymnasium as well as a community safe room. The Joplin School Board had approved bids for the first five projects a few months ago and today gave the go ahead for another four sites. 

"It's a precast structure. We actually bid the original five projects both cast in place or precast offsite. And it was cheaper, more economical construction method," said Mike Johnson, R-8 School District. 

The goal is to have all 14 safe rooms in place by the start of the 2014 storm season.

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