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Bigger and Better Cafeteria

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 prayer.