Thursday, 19 May 2022 / Published in Ramtech News
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Two-story Multi-Use Office Building for Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ramtech is proud to announce that we received two Awards of Distinction trophies at the 39th annual Modular Building Institute 2022 World of Modular Conference and Tradeshow held April 25-28 at the La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. The highly attended sold-out conference returned to an in-person event this year after operating as a digital only event due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

Ramtech received a first first-place award in the Permanent Office Over 10,000 square foot for our 22,680 square foot two-story multi-use office building constructed for Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Designated as a Multi-Use Office Building (MUOB) project, the new facility was built using our innovative slab-on-grade permanent modular construction process and installed adjacent to LANL’s main headquarters. The permanent modular office building provides space for 67 personal offices in three sizes, an open center area on both floors to accommodate 12 freestanding office spaces using custom furniture cubicles, and an atrium area at the structures entrance. The exterior finish complemented the adjacent structures through the use of durable Hi-Rib horizontal metal panels at grade and an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) with stucco textures that accent the buildings geometry.

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Rpe-owned Sales Office for Payne Auto Group in Edinburg, TX

Ramtech also received an honorable mention award in the Permanent Modular Retail category for the 2.400 square foot pre-owned car dealership sales center we provided to Payne Auto Group in Edinburg, TX. The Type VB building was built using our pier and beam permanent modular construction process with a concrete stem wall foundation. The facility features seven offices around the perimeter of the building with 4’0 x 6’0 windows for easy viewing between rooms, a large customer waiting and reception area, and an employee breakroom. The exteriors utilized a parapet wall design with a combination of HardiePanel and 26-gauge high-rib steel R-Panel siding.

Ramtech’s winning modular construction projects, and all of the other 2022 MBI Awards of Distinction entries, can be viewed by visiting the Modular Building Institute website using this link.

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 / Published in Ramtech News
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Ramtech Displays New BannerStand Design at the 2022 NRHA Conference

Last week Ramtech returned as an exhibitor to the National Rural Health Association’s 45th annual Rural Health Conference which was held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ramtech, and our relocatable building and permanent modular construction capabilities, were represented by our healthcare sales specialist Jade Pulfer, who debuted one of our new retractable BannerStands at the exhibition. Produced as a set of three stands by The Trade Group, the new BannerStands provide Ramtech with the flexibility of using them in a combination of one or two panels integrated into our existing trade show booths, or as a set to produce a convenient standalone backdrop.

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Ramtech’s New Retractable BannerStands

The National Rural Health Association is a nonprofit professional organization with more than 18,000 members across the United States. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues, which it carries out through education, communication, and advocacy programs. This conference was developed as a hybrid event to provide live and in person educational and networking opportunities, and as an online portal for remote attendees. The conference included over 80 educational sessions for the rural healthcare community, focusing on critical and timely information as well as innovative and practical cost-saving solutions.
Tuesday, 05 April 2022 / Published in Modular Building, Ramtech News
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Todd Alexander Joins Ramtech Building Systems as Structural Engineer

Ramtech recently made a significant addition to our engineering and design department by welcoming on board industry veteran Todd Alexander to serve as our Structural Engineer. Todd brings to Ramtech a broad background in structural design in the development of pre-engineered projects for a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. His previous work experience also includes the successful management and leadership of a diverse range of engineering and design groups.

Todd joins Ramtech at a pivotal time for us as we seek to grow both our traditional and slab-on-grade permanent modular construction business. In welcoming Todd, Roland Brown said, “Todd brings to Ramtech over 30 years of relatable experience in the design of buildings using structural steel, concrete, masonry, and heavy timber and logs, along with the use of dimensional wood and light gauge steel primarily used in modular construction. His experience with this wide variety of structural systems has enabled him to create designs from small homes to large commercial complexes which will allow Ramtech to continue developing the kinds of projects and products that can facilitate our future growth plans.

After graduating from Texas Tech University with a degree in Civil Engineering Todd began his career with RMG Engineers in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In short order he became a Professional Engineer and assumed the role of managing the residential design department. After later moving to Energy Panel Structures in Graettinger, Iowa, he became a Senior Engineer and assumed the responsibility for the structural design of the agricultural, industrial, commercial, and residential buildings that the company sold. Prior to joining Ramtech, Todd was a Principal Engineer with GreenWorks Inspections and Engineering in Dallas where he was hired to form an engineering department to provide comprehensive consulting services for foundation designs and inspections. He holds professional licenses in nine states and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Forest and Paper Association. He has also participated with multiple building and technical review committees during his career.

Tuesday, 22 March 2022 / Published in Education, Modular Building, Modular Construction, Ramtech News
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PCA North ‘Learning Cottage’ classroom building roof set.

This week the manufacturing process for the 9,856 sq. ft. ‘Learning Cottage’ for Prestonwood Christian Academy North of Prosper, Texas is in full swing with the last floor going online today. The prodthe manufacturing process for the 9,856 sq. ft. ‘Learning Cottage’ for Prestonwood Christian Academy North of Prosper, Texas is in full swing with the last floor going online today. uction on the eleven modular sections will take place until the middle of next week at which time all of the modules will have been prepared to ship to the job site. Ramtech’s scope of work after the building installation will be to provide the utility point of connections, the interior finish-out, and the construction of the wood steps, ramps, and decks. The project is slated for completion prior to the 2022-23 academic school year.

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Fastening the roof section on the modular classroom building for Prestonwood Christian Academy North.

As the country’s fastest growing private school, the traditional modular building will add additional facility space to accommodate the school’s middle school students. The building floor plan includes eight classrooms, a multi-use commons area, administrative space for two offices and a conference room, and boys and girls’ restrooms. The exterior of the building will utilize a parapet wall design finished with HardiePanel fiber cement vertical siding to blend in with the adjacent existing structures.

Friday, 18 March 2022 / Published in Commercial, Modular Building, Modular Construction, Ramtech News
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Vice-President of Design and Development Roland Brown of Ramtech Building Systems

The office of Governor Greg Abbott has announced the reappointment of Ramtech’s Roland Brown to another term on the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council. Roland is one of twelve new and existing member appointments made by Governor Abbot to the 12 member council. Originally appointed by former Governor Rick Perry in October of 2010, Roland will continue to serve as the Presiding Officer of the council which functions as an advisory board for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation on issues related to the regulation of the industrialized housing and commercial modular building industries.

Roland has long served as Ramtech’s Vice President of Design and Development, overseeing the architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and civil designs for the relocatable and permanent modular building projects that we develop across multiple industries and uses. He also previously served as the Government Affairs Chairman and President of the Board of Directors of the Modular Building Institute, the international nonprofit trade association that serves the commercial modular construction industry. Roland is a member of the International Code Council where he has been an active advocate for addressing code and compliance issues that affect the commercial modular building industry.

Roland began his career in the modular industry in 1981, and since that time has developed a long track record of creating innovative and unique structural designs which have made significant contributions to the technical evolution of the commercial modular industry. These innovations include Ramtech’s award winning slab-on-grade permanent modular construction process, a grade level approach which allows for modular building sections to be set and attached directly onto a conventional concrete slab foundation.

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