BIGGER AND BETTER CAFETERIA NOW OPEN
By: Vergilio Quimba
Ekamai International School recently renovated and expanded
building four into a 3,957 square meters 6-story building with a cafeteria and
classrooms. The dining areas feature large tables and chairs, which separate
the kitchen from the serving areas.
Challenge: The administrators wanted the school cafeteria to
serve 1,400 students and function as a classroom for the rising population of
the school that empowers, inspires, and serves situated at Ekamai area. It was
a challenge as we needed to consider a lot of things during the construction as
the noise, dust, and the daily operation may disrupt the teachers’ teaching and
the students learning. But during the lockdown, there were not many people on
the campus. However, there came also a time when the construction was halted
due to government restrictions.
Solution: After careful consideration, the School Board
approved the Construction Committee members who painstakingly in full process
and have chosen Choknaenna Thailand to be the general contractor that will
manage the smooth day-to-day operation. The building has a total floor plan of
3,957 square meters with a height of 23 meters. The 1st and 2nd floors serve as
cooking and eating areas.
The 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th floors will be used as classrooms
with a total capacity of twenty fives students per room installed with a state
of the art teaching technology.
After more than one year of working despite the COVID-19
situation, the new cafeteria building is now open to serve students, teachers,
and staff for more convenience. The updated space will help 1,400 students over
two lunch periods. Additionally, the kitchen will support outsourced booths and
a new menu focused on healthier, international food choices.
We thank all of you for your constant prayer. Every worker’s
safety and cooperation in this great building project is truly an answered