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About Ramtech Building Systems

Ramtech Building Systems is a general contractor and commercial modular building manufacturer. Ramtech provides design, manufacturing, delivery and installation of permanent & relocatable modular buildings. Ramtech also offers construction services relative to the installation of the buildings as well as full site development.

Ramtech Steps Back into Colorado

Posted on: January 17th, 2017 by (No Comments)

It is been quite a number of years since Ramtech has performed any significant work in Colorado, going back to several projects we did in the 90s for Hewlett-Packard and most recently a federal government project for Fort Carson. With the amount of activity in Colorado increasing across a number of market sectors Ramtech will begin looking for opportunities in both the education and commercial markets. Our first project will be for Hirschfeld Backhoe & Pipeline based in Longmont, Colorado. The company has been operating in several Colorado counties since 1972 and provides excavating services for sewer, water mains and storm lines. Ramtech will manufacture and install a 1,680 square foot modular building using our traditional permanent modular construction approach, providing space for four offices, a conference room, break room, and reception area. The building will utilize HardiePanel exterior vertical siding and will be pit set on a stem wall foundation to allow for a grade level appearance. Ramtech will begin production on the double-wide modular building this week and will install the two building sections in March in order to meet a scheduled April completion date.

Ramtech Welcomes Carl Crisp As New Site Superintendent

Posted on: December 21st, 2016 by (No Comments)

Carl CrispRamtech is pleased to announce that Carl Crisp has joined our project management group as a site superintendent. Carl comes to Ramtech with over 16 years of extensive experience working in several aspects of the commercial modular construction industry. Carl began his career with Archer Daniels Midland in Kansas working with industrial coatings and hazmat related activities.  In 2000 he joined Resun Leasing, at the time one of the country’s largest modular leasing companies. As a site supervisor for Resun he worked on the modular school building phase of the multiyear rebuilding project for the Houston Independent School District, along with several projects associated with the rebuilding efforts in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, the Pelican Bay Super Max prison in California, and as a site inspector of the modular buildings that were used during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah.  In 2007 Carl then joined Satellite Shelters’ Houston branch office as the operations manager where he was responsible for overseeing the fleet operations in three Texas locations and one in Louisiana. In his tenure at Satellite he was responsible for the installation of over 70% of the modules used in the build-out of ExxonMobil’s headquarters facility in Spring, Texas.  Carl is a native of Galveston, Texas where he lived for several years prior to starting his career. Carl will report to Randy Van Zandt, Ramtech’s Vice President Construction and is currently overseeing the finish out of the Deweyville ISD project. Please join us in welcoming Carl to the Ramtech team.

Ramtech Nearing Completion of Finish-out Phase On Arlington Classics Academy Permanent Modular Building

Posted on: December 21st, 2016 by (No Comments)

ACA MasonryRamtech Building is now nearing completion of the interior and exterior finish-out phase on the construction of the new 37,329 square foot modular school building for Arlington Classics Academy. Located on the charter school’s eleven acre campus in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas, the design-build project is being built using our Accelerated Building System (ABS) permanent modular construction method. Once completed, the facility will provide 24 standard classrooms to accommodate up to 192 elementary school students in the school’s third through fifth grades. The building will have five special use classrooms for the art, music, speech, and special education programs, a cafeteria with a warming kitchen, administrative offices, a library annex with a tutoring center and learning lab, and a 3,000 square foot multipurpose exercise room with its own dedicated heating and cooling. The requirements for the new facility called for Ramtech to provide the full site development including two acres of additional paving which will help ease the amount of vehicular traffic on the main feeder road during student drop-off and pickup times. The manufacturing of the building sections began concurrently with the site work at the end of April. The crane setting of the 45 modular sections that make up the wood frame structure began in September and were done in three phases to allow for the installation and concrete pouring to take place simultaneously in order to speed up the project timeline. The building has a masonry exterior using brick and split-faced block along with stucco applied accent several areas. The parapet wall design ranges in height from 13 to 18 feet and will help to enhance the buildings aesthetics while also meeting the design requirements stipulated by the city. Ramtech expects the project to be completed by the middle of February.

Ramtech Completes Final Phase of Temporary Elementary Campus Installation for Deweyville (TX) ISD

Posted on: December 21st, 2016 by (No Comments)

Aerial view of DeweyvilleRamtech has completed the final phase of the installation of the temporary school campus we built for the Deweyville Independent School District in Orange, Texas. The relocatable modular school project is structured as a 36-month lease and includes a total of eleven buildings which replaced the district’s elementary school that was destroyed during the flooding which occurred in March of this year. All of the modular buildings were installed at the district’s high school in a specific sequence in order to facilitate the quickest finish-out of the classroom buildings so the district could begin school on time in August. The first set of buildings included an 8,064 square foot eight classroom building which was then followed by a 6,272 square foot multipurpose facility. This building includes an administrative section with nine offices for the elementary school staff and the district’s superintendent. The building also has a reception area, four bathrooms, a large conference room, computer lab, and a library. Ramtech also provided eight standard portable classroom buildings to complete the instructional space requirements. The final building to be completed was a 5,120 square foot cafeteria with a full-service commercial kitchen capable of accommodating 150 students. Each of the modular buildings are interconnected with elevated covered walkways. The modular school campus was sited on raw land adjacent to the District’s high school and required full site development including new parking lots, a bus lane, and a student drop-off area.

Ramtech Completes Installation Phase for New Permanent Modular Building for Arlington (TX) Classics Academy Charter School

Posted on: October 11th, 2016 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has completed the setting of the modular sections and is moving into the finish-out phase on the construction of a new 37,329 square foot modular school building for Arlington Classics Academy, located on the charter school’s eleven acre campus in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas. The design-build project is being built using Ramtech’s Accelerated Building System (ABS) prefabricated construction method. Once completed, the facility will provide 24 standard classrooms to accommodate up to 192 students in grades three thru five. The building will also have five special use classrooms for the school’s art, music, speech, and special education programs, and a full cafeteria and kitchen, administrative offices, library annex with tutoring center and learning lab, and a 3,000 square foot multipurpose exercise room with its own dedicated heating and cooling. The requirements for the new building called for full site development including two acres of additional paving which will help ease the amount of vehicular traffic on the main feeder road during student drop-off and pickup. An existing legacy grove of pecan trees has also been integrated into the site design to maintain the original aesthetics of the sites original rural appearance. (more…)

Ramtech Building Systems To Showcase Modular Buildings at the 2016 Texas Municipal League Conference in Austin October 5-7

Posted on: October 4th, 2016 by (No Comments)

Ramtech will be exhibiting our relocatable modular buildings, permanent modular construction (PMC), and Accelerated Building System (ABS) prefabricated construction capabilities in booth 1032 at the 2016 Texas Municipal League annual conference and exhibition being held on October 5-7 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. The annual conference is expected to draw more than 3,000 delegates representing over 300 cities throughout Texas. The conference will begin Wednesday, October 5th at 10:30pm with a keynote address on Re-imagining the 21st Century City by Futurist and Global Strategist Mike Walsh. The other keynote speakers include leadership expert and coach Carol Kinsey Goman, and the Rev. Jeffrey Brown Pastor and President of Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace. (more…)

Ramtech Building Systems To Showcase Modular Buildings at the 2016 Texas Charter Schools Conference in Austin

Posted on: October 4th, 2016 by (No Comments)

Ramtech will be exhibiting its portable classrooms, permanent modular school buildings, and Accelerated Building System (ABS) prefabricated modular construction capabilities in booth 53 at the 2016 Texas Charter Schools Conference this week at the new JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. This year’s theme for the conference is Igniting Leadership! and is expected to draw more than 1,500 attendees representing charter schools throughout Texas. The exhibition will begin Monday, October 3rd at 12:00pm with a welcome reception at 4:30 in the afternoon.  The keynote speakers for the conference include Dr. Steve Perry, Head of Schools for Capital Preparatory Schools, former tennis great Andre Agassi, a partner in Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund, and Bobby Turner, Chairman and CEO of Turner Impact Capital. (more…)

Ramtech Completes Permanent Modular Building at Louisiana LNG Terminal Facility

Posted on: September 26th, 2016 by (No Comments)

Cameron LNGRamtech recently announced the completion a 16,800 square foot permanent modular office building for Cameron LNG.  The new facility is located at Cameron’s liquefied natural gas terminal site along the Calcasieu Channel in Hackberry, Louisiana. The design-build project was built using our Accelerated Building System (ABS) prefabricated construction method, a proprietary system which allows for the rapid installation of factory-built modules which are a fixed directly onto a conventional concrete slab foundation. The Type V-B blast resistant building features individual private offices that use a glass interior storefront partition system around the perimeter of the interior and a large L-shaped clear span office area for multiple cubicles. There are also two large training and conference rooms, and a separate crew room and locker storage area. (more…)

Ramtech Showcases Modular Buildings at the 2016 TASA/TASB Convention in Houston

Posted on: September 26th, 2016 by (No Comments)

Ramtech will once again be exhibiting our portable classrooms, permanent modular school buildings, and Accelerated Building System (ABS) prefabricated modular construction capabilities in booth 119 at this year’s 2016 TASA/TASB Convention being held at the George R. Brown Convention Center on September 23-24 in Houston. The conference is expected to draw more than 5,000 attendees from public school districts across the state, including 4,000 school board members and their guests, and over 1,000 school administrators including superintendents, associate superintendent, and other key school district personnel. The exhibition will begin Friday September 23 at 8:00am, followed by the first general session in the afternoon with a keynote address from Mike Morath, the current Texas Commissioner of Education. Since the first conference in 1960, the Convention has focused on providing training and continuing education to school district leadership teams in order to develop their roles in the state’s public school system. The conference provides relevant and practical programs and workshops for attendees to meet and talk with their peers from across the state, and the ability to view and source products and services in an exhibit area with close to 400 exhibitors.

Ramtech Set To Begin Installation of Temporary Elementary Campus at Deweyville ISD

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by (No Comments)

This week Ramtech is set to begin installing the buildings for the temporary elementary school campus we have constructed for Deweyville ISD.  This project was the result of the district’s needing to meet the challenge of relocating all of their elementary school students to their high school campus as a result of the Sabine River flooding that occurred in March of this year. The relocatable modular education project is a 36 month lease for 11 buildings. Ramtech finished the manufacturing of the final building at the end of last week. The first building to be installed is an 8,064 square foot eight classroom building.  This will be followed by a 6,272 square foot multipurpose facility which will include an administrative section for the elementary school staff and the District’s superintendent. The building will have nine offices and a reception area, four bathrooms, a large conference room, computer lab, and a library. The other buildings include a 5,120 square foot cafeteria with a full-service kitchen capable of accommodating 150 students, and eight portable classroom buildings. Ramtech is also working on developing an 11,410 square foot pre-engineered steel building which will provide gymnasium space and a maintenance garage. Ramtech will be responsible for all of the site preparation including the soil remediation and the installation of a lift station. Ramtech is scheduled to complete the modular portion of the project prior to the start of school at the end of August.