Ramtech recently completed a relocatable modular school complex for the Greenhill School in Addison, Texas. The 5,016 square foot project, called the Science Village, will be used on an interim basis while the Dallas-area private school looks to demolish and build a new permanent facility.
The project requirement called for Ramtech to install six of our industry standard 24’ x 64’ LT portable double-classrooms in two rows end to end, along with a 12’ x 34’ girls and boys restroom module in the front of the complex. The buildings were set onto CMU block piers and connected using a site constructed concrete walkway and an extensive wood deck, ramps, and landing system. The building layout called for one of the portable classrooms to be used as an administrative office with multiple cubicles on each side. The buildings were also customized to include an interior door between the classrooms in the center partition wall.
Because the buildings are used primarily as science labs for the schools’ middle and high school students, the code requirements called for acid resistant piping to be used which was accommodated by installing Chem Drain CPVC for all the DWV lines. The exterior cladding of the modular buildings utilizes 26-gauge R-Panel commercial grade steel siding, along with 29-gauge R-Panel metal for the roofs. The interiors of the portable classrooms feature vinyl covered gypsum on the walls, VCT tile flooring, and lay-in acoustical tile ceilings. The heating and cooling for each classroom are accommodated using Bard exterior wall-mounted air conditioning units. To minimize any waste and to maximize the budget for the project, the cabinetry and science lab equipment was removed from the existing structure and installed in each of the science labs.
Founded in 1950 and located on 75 acres in Addison, Texas, the Greenhill School is comprised of 15 buildings, including a full athletic complex, a library facility, and the state-of-the-art Marshall Family Performing Arts Center with over 303,000 square feet under one roof. Greenhill has become one of the leading independent coeducational day schools in the DFW Metroplex, and now serves over 1,300 students in pre-k through the 12th grade.
Ramtech recently completed a permanent modular sales office building for Texas-based Aquamarine Pools. The new 1,680 square foot facility will allow the company to expand their retail operations with a second location in the DFW Metroplex. Located in Fort Worth, the new building is set on a large lot which will enable their sales team to respond to growing customer demand while providing more storage space for their large inventory of fiberglass and carbon-fiber composite pool designs.
The new 1,680 square foot pier and beam permanent modular building features four offices around the perimeter of the building, a central showroom with seated sales areas and an adjacent breakroom, men’s and women’s restrooms, and a large storage room. The exterior siding features a combination of 26-gauge high-rib steel R-Panel with a faux stone wainscot. Ramtech provided a canopy over the treated wood entry assemblies, while the owner installed multiple decorative concrete and stone patterns used as a display for the pool deck options available to its customers. The interior is finished with VCG on the walls, vinyl tile flooring, and a standard lay-in tile ceiling. The heating and cooling are accommodated with two Bard exterior wall-mounted air conditioning units.
Founded in 1997, Aquamarine Pools has built award-winning inground fiberglass and carbon fiber composite pools throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. As the largest installer of fiberglass pools in Texas, the company currently has seven locations covering all of Texas along with an additional four sales locations for their Pools123 subsidiary. Aquamarine’s fiberglass pools are built in a quality-controlled factory environment, are structurally stronger than concrete, and can be installed quickly with minimal site disruptions to the user’s home.
As a design build construction company Ramtech has developed many keys to our success since we began operations in 1982. Our design, manufacturing, and construction capabilities make us one of the top commercial modular construction firms in North America. Our mission has been simple – remain profitable and financially strong while meeting or exceeding our customer’s expectations with the best value-engineered relocatable and permanent modular buildings available. (more…)
Ramtech was pleased to be able to head back down to the Rio Grande Valley recently and photograph the two commercial modular projects we previously completed for the Weslaco, Texas-based Payne Auto Group. The 2,400 square foot permanent modular buildings are being used as pre-owned sales centers for the auto dealership’s Harlingen and Edinburg locations in South Texas. Both buildings have exceeded the customers expectations and are contributing significantly to the company’s success in the area. (more…)
Ramtech is proud to announce that we have added to our long list of Modular Building Institute Awards of Distinction honors by receiving two first-place awards at this year’s MBI 2021 World of Modular Digital Conference and Tradeshow. This was the first ever all digital virtual event hosted by the MBI in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The conference was originally slated to be a live and in-person event to be held in San Diego March 8-12. However in October of last year when it became evident that the restrictions California placed on large gatherings would most likely continue into the new year, the MBI made the decision to put together a digital program that would closely align with the conference programs that they have used at previous years events. (more…)