At the Watkinson School, @projectfrog's bldgs blend environmental science with ethics.

“We like big, open spaces that aren’t constrained by the highway department.” That’s how Adam Tibbs describes the pre-engineered buildings produced by Project Frog. Because prefabricated systems are assembled in a factory in three-dimensional modules, “your dimensions are constrained by shipping. You lose a lot of flexibility that parts systems allow.” Project Frog instead produces giant jigsaw puzzles, flat-packing structural-steel panels and shipping them to a construction site. Since its launch in April 2006, it has turned approximately 20 kits of parts into operational projects. Slide Show Photo © Robert Benson Photography At the Watkinson School, a pre-engineered building blends environmental science with ethics. ----- Advertising ----- The two-year-old Center for Science and Global Citizenship at the Watkinson School in Hartford, Connecticut, is one of them. Also kno...

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