Ramtech began the installation in October of the 36 modular sections that will make up the 26,312 square foot modular building addition for Denver International Airport’s Concourse A East Groundload Phase II Terminal Expansion. The modular construction project is part of the second phase of an upgrade and expansion of the airport’s Concourse A commuter facility that will connect to a 38,929 square foot modular building Ramtech previously constructed for DIA in 2018. The new addition will extend east toward the flightline and provide five additional gates for Frontier Airlines. The concourse building is being built as a co-op effort with other local contractors under a joint venture project between Turner Construction and Flatiron Construction. Ramtech is responsible for the core and shell construction including the exterior walls, interior walls with applied gypsum board, all shear walls, complete floor and roof assemblies, and the exterior wall and floor penetrations for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The modular building is being set on an engineered concrete block pier foundation system and has been designed to meet a 160-mph enhanced windspeed. Ramtech worked with HNTB Corporation in a design-assist role for developing the Type-IIb modular structure. The installation phase is expected to be complete by the end of November. Denver International Airport will use the new modular-built terminal for a minimum of five years while they continue to develop their permanent expansion plans.
Ramtech has added to our development team by welcoming industry veteran Victor Montano to serve in our estimating department. Victor brings to Ramtech a broad background in project estimating and in the managing of vendor relationships for the development of complex projects for a wide variety of industrial and commercial modular building applications. His previous work experience includes working with architects to develop new construction sectors, and in management and leadership roles in rapidly growing environments. Victor holds an AAS degree in construction management and is also CompTIA A+ certified.
Victor joins Ramtech at a pivotal time for us as we seek to grow both our traditional relocatable modular and slab-on-grade permanent modular construction business. In publicly welcoming Victor, Ramtech President Matt Slataper stated, “Victor’s experience has prepared him to add immediate value to our Estimating Department by coordinating between our sales and design teams, and as a primary liaison with our subcontractors, suppliers, and design partners to help us deliver the highest quality modular building solutions to our customers. We are thrilled to have Victor join the Ramtech team and we’re excited to see what the future holds as he develops into a key thought-leader within our organization.”
It’s always a great day for baseball. On Wednesday afternoon our RBS and RMD team members headed out from work early and were treated to a matinee game to see the Texas Rangers take on the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Field in Arlington. And boy the Rangers didn’t disappoint. After falling behind by four runs early their bats came alive and erupted for 15 runs on 16 hits while going yard four times.
The energetic Ramtech group took in all the action with a block of seats in Section 102 at the ballpark, enjoying company provided tickets, parking passes, and concession vouchers. Thanks to all who attended to make this corporate outing such a great event.
As a design build construction company Ramtech has developed many keys to our success since we began our operations in 1982. Our design, manufacturing, and construction capabilities make us one of the top commercial modular construction firms in North America.
Now into our fifth decade of operation with a resume of over 4,600 successfully completed projects, Ramtech continues to lead the commerc
ial modular industry in the development of both relocatable buildings and permanent modular construction projects. Our continued
success would not have been possible without the dedicated efforts and longevity of our team members, some of whom have been with us for a significant part of our 40+ years.
We’d like to take a moment to recognize the following team members that celebrated their Ramtech anniversary during the 3rd Quarter of 2023:
- 35 Years: Jose Leos – Production
- 10 Years: Maria Cuevas – Production
- 5 Years: Christopher Holguin – Production
From all of us at Ramtech, thank you for your years of dedicated service in helping to make Ramtech Building Systems one of the leaders in commercial modular construction.
A proposed reinterpretation of a federal law that would have had potentially harmful job killing and inflationary effects on the commercial modular industry and its U.S. membership has been stopped through the dogged efforts of the Modular Building Institute and several of its member companies.
On August 8, the U.S. Department of Labor published its final rule aimed at revising and expanding the 90-year-old Davis-Bacon Act. The initial proposal would have expanded the Act which mandates prevailing union wage rates to include “secondary sites” such as modular factories on federally funded projects. Through an extensive year-and-a-half long lobbying effort by the Modular Building Institute (MBI) and its members, the Department of Labor published its final rule without the proposed expansion to include the modular building industry.
MBI executive director Tom Hardiman expressed just how significant this decision was and gave credit to the collective support of the associations membership stating, “In my twenty years with MBI, this is by far the biggest win for our industry. The MBI and our members were able to delay this rule’s implementation for over a year and ultimately prevailed in getting the anti-industry language removed.”
You can read more about the MBI’s successful effort in stopping the reinterpretation of the Davis-Bacon Act here.