Ramtech recently completed a 15,232 square foot permanent modular building for the Beaumont (TX) Independent School District, utilizing one of our standard classroom wing addition designs along with our slab- on-grade permanent modular construction process. We were able to accelerate the completion of the 16 classroom building at the district’s Beaumont United high school campus in under 115 days. In addition to the classrooms, the facility provides space for boys and girls restrooms situated off the center corridor in the middle of the building. The site preparation was developed by the school district while Ramtech provided the foundation. The exterior of the building incorporates full brick masonry on a parapet wall design, along with an EPDM low pitched roof. The building was constructed to meet the Texas Department of Insurance Windstorm Certification and also Includes fire alarm and sprinkler systems. The interior features a 9 foot ceiling height throughout the building with textured and painted walls and vinyl composition tile flooring. (more…)
Ramtech Building has begun the manufacturing on two permanent modular buildings we are constructing for the First Baptist Carrollton Church of Carrollton, Texas. The 26,624 square foot project will utilize our pier and beam permanent modular construction process to provide two education buildings as part of the church’s relocation from its current location. The first building, a 10,624 square foot facility for adults, incorporates a central corridor with seven classrooms and men’s and women’s restroom facilities on either side. The second building provides 16,000 square feet of space with two large worship areas, six classrooms, and a boys and girls restrooms for the middle and high school programs. We will provide a grade beam foundation with drilled and belled piers for the two structures which have been designed for parapet walls with full masonry exteriors, TPO roofs, and split system HVAC units. The interiors will utilize vinyl covered gypsum for the walls and a combination of carpet tile, vinyl composition tile, and sheet vinyl for the flooring. Ramtech will also install fire sprinkler systems in each building. (more…)
Ramtech has recently developed plans for storm shelters that can be integrated into new construction or function as a standalone structures to meet Group E occupancy requirements for K-12 education facilities of 50 or more occupants and for Emergency Operation Centers such as 911 call centers, fire, ambulance, and police stations. The storm shelter designs meet FEMA-361 requirements for safe rooms, and Section 423 of the 2015 edition of the International Building Code which mandates the placement of ICC-500 compliant storm shelters for new construction in a multi-state area from Central Texas to the upper Midwest. (more…)
Ramtech recently been approved as an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System provider. We will begin offering face-to-face HSW Learning Units through our continuing education courses in Modular and Prefabricated Components. Ramtech’s continuing education program will be available to AIA members located in the West South Central Region which includes the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Ramtech will initially offer two courses focusing on every facet of design, manufacturing, and construction of commercial modular buildings. The first course, Modular Design & Construction – A Better Way to Build, is designed to educate the architectural community on the potential advantages gained through the use of permanent modular construction (PMC) for all project stakeholders. The second course will provide a plant tour and walking class of Ramtech’s manufacturing facility to provide instruction on material methods and management, sustainable methods of construction, methods of centralized construction for ICC Building Code compliance, and walk-thrus of finished buildings. Each course will provide one HSW unit that can be applied towards meeting the 18 continuing education learning units that architects are required to have each year for their license renewal.