Ramtech recently received an order from the Cleveland Independent School District for the purchase of five of the our industry standard eight classroom modular school buildings. One of the new facilities will be installed at the school district’s middle school, while the other four modular buildings will be split between Cleveland High School and the Eastside Elementary school campuses. Ramtech is providing one modular building from our inventory, while the other four buildings will be manufactured prior to delivery and installation by the end of June. All of the modular school buildings utilize R-Panel metal siding for the exterior, with vinyl covered gypsum walls and vinyl composition tile flooring in the interior. Ramtech expects to complete the entire modular school project during the first week of August. (more…)
The world’s tallest hotel is set to be built using modular construction in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood. Within five years it is estimated that 25% of all new hotel construction will use permanent modular construction as the preferred building method. Read more about it from the Bloomberg article here
Modular buildings are so hot they’ve even been considered for the Red Planet. A multimillion-dollar contest which was launched in 2015 by NASA challenged architectural teams to come up with various designs suitable for Mars. The goal is to provide future Mars inhabitants with permanent homes and other structures. A modular building idea from Arkansas-based Team Zoperhous, was a finalist in NASA’s Mars Habitat Design Competition. Read about it here:
Ramtech has over 35 years of extensive experience in mobilizing our physical and human resources to quickly and efficiently provide inventory or custom relocatable modular buildings for disaster recovery relief efforts. Throughout our history we’ve been able to answer the call both domestically and internationally when tragedy strikes. In 1995 Ramtech rebuilt multiple schools after Hurricane Marilyn devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2013, after a massive fertilizer plant explosion destroyed parts of the city of West, Texas Ramtech was able to provide a temporary 69,776 square foot middle and high school campus comprised of 28 separate structures in 60 days. When torrential rains in March 2016 caused the forced release of water from the Sabine River resulting in the flooding of the community of Deweyville, Texas, Ramtech mobilized to provide over 25,000 square feet to replace the local school district’s damaged elementary school. Ramtech is experienced in helping our clients acquire funding sources for short and long-term leasing options as well as working with FEMA and other federal, state, and local government agencies in expediting the acquisition and construction process. For more information on modular buildings for disaster recovery, visit our website at RamtechModular.com
Ramtech was recognized with three Awards of Distinction honors at this year’s Modular Building Institute World of Modular annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ramtech received a First Place award in the Relocatable Modular Assembly category for the Denver International Airport Concourse A Expansion project, a 38,920 square foot Type II facility completed in 180 days which added six gates and a food concession area.
We also received two Honorable Mention awards. In the Permanent Modular Special Application category, we were cited for the payment scale house we designed and built for Waste Management, Inc. The second Honorable Mention award was for the innovative custom redesign of our industry standard portable classrooms. Developed in collaboration with Pfluger Architects to meet the needs of the Eanes (TX) Independent School District, Ramtech received the award in the Relocatable Modular Education Under 10,000 square feet category for the innovative Learning Studios project.
The 2019 Modular Building Institute Awards of Distinction program included hundreds of entries in categories for relocatable, permanent, and renovated modular buildings, as well as for marketing and promotional pieces. The Awards of Distinction competition includes over 30 categories in which MBI members including manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers can submit entries. The building awards are judged by an independent panel of building design and construction experts on architectural excellence, technical innovation & sustainability, cost effectiveness, and energy efficiency.