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 ten new and existing member appointments made by Governor Abbot to the 12 member council. He was originally appointed by former Governor Rick Perry in October 2010, and currently serves 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 building industries. Roland is the vice president of Design and Development for Ramtech and also serves as the government affairs chairman and vice president-elect for the Modular Building Institute, the international nonprofit trade association that serves the commercial modular construction industry. Roland began his career in the commercial modular industry in 1981 and is a member of the International Code Council where has contributed as an advocate to addressing code and compliance issues for the modular industry.
Ramtech Receives Modular Building Contract for Multi-Use Office Building at Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico
Ramtech has secured a contract to provide a 22,680 square foot modular building at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, NM. The two-story facility will be built using our Slab on Grade Permanent Modular Construction approach, and will include a two-story atrium, elevator, and two stairwells. The floor plan calls for 67 personal business offices in three sizes, along with an open office plan on both floors that can accommodate 12 freestanding office spaces in custom furniture cubicles. The Multi-Use Office Building (MUOB) project will be installed adjacent to LANL’s main headquarters located in Technical Area 3. (more…)
Ramtech recently completed two next generation portable classrooms for the Eanes Independent School District located in Austin, Texas. The innovative modular building project was a collaborative effort led by Pfluger Architects which began by using our industry standard portable double classroom design, then modifying the interior and exterior in order to create a new type of instructional environment dubbed the ‘Learning Studio’. Ramtech manufactured and installed both modular buildings at the school district’s Cedar Creek Elementary school location. Each 1,536 square foot facility features a bank of three seven-foot tinted aluminum framed awning windows that allow for increased lighting and ventilation. The standard 2×4′ box lighting was replaced with linear pendant fixtures that provide both direct and indirect light creating a more natural light quality. The typical wall-mounted through wall HVAC units that can create unwanted noise were replaced with split systems with a closet mounted air handler, outside condenser unit, and exposed spiral duct. (more…)
The speed component of modular construction is critical when communities are faced with rebuilding after natural disasters strike. Ramtech’s Linc Moss discusses the unique role that modular construction can play in these efforts in a post for this week’s edition of ThomasNet Insights.
Beginning January 4, Matt Slataper moved into the position of Ramtech’s Executive Vice President. In this new role, Matt will be responsible for managing the Sales, Marketing, Accounting, Human Resource, and IT areas. He will also continue to focus on business development with an emphasis on forming strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Ramtech in 2018, Matt spent 12 years in the finance industry, most recently as a Vice President in J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking division in the Houston area. There he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets advisory within the oil and gas sector. Matt has an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a BBA from Southern Methodist University. He and his wife Tiffany have two children and reside in Fort Worth.
Ramtech has recently completed a modular health clinic for Cactus Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Fort Stockton, Texas. Working with Vandergriff Group Architects, PC in a design assist role in developing the Type V-b modular structure, Ramtech utilized the company’s pier and beam permanent modular construction process to accelerate the completion of the 6,016 square foot modular clinic building. Ramtech’s scope of work included the manufacturing, installation, and finish-out of the modular sections which were set on a concrete pier foundation that was procured separately by Cactus Health. The parapet wall exterior of the building utilizes a combination of R-Panel metal siding with a masonry rock veneer, while the interior is finished with vinyl covered gypsum walls along with commercial sheet vinyl flooring throughout the facility. The building provides three exam rooms for each of the clinics three providers, a reception area, multiple private offices, an x-ray room, lab and pharmacy area, and future space for a dentist. (more…)
Ramtech returned to photograph the recently completed eight classroom modular school building we constructed and installed for Alpine Christian School in Alpine, Texas. Alpine Christian’s Homeward Bound Building Campaign provided the funding for the 8,064 square foot facility which opened in August and is being used for the private school’s Kindergarten thru 12th grade students. Using one of our standard classroom inventory designs, the value-engineered facility utilizes an R-panel metal siding exterior with wall-mounted HVAC units zoned for maximum heating and cooling efficiency. Ramtech’s scope of work on-site included the setting of the building on a pad prepared by the school’s contractor and the installation of the vinyl composition tile flooring. The new modular building sits on part of the 21 acres that the school acquired in 2016 through the generous donation of two of the schools local benefactors. The school had previously leased facilities from a local church for its 55 students, but with the increase in space that the new facility provides they project that they can increase enrollment to over 200 students in the next few years. The additional acreage will also allow them to develop an astronomy program, along with adding a rugby field, running track, and an equestrian riding center. (more…)
Gary Davenport, Ramtech’s Project Architect and Design Project Manager, has received his architecture license for the state of New Mexico. Gary applied for the license in order to meet a requirement in the procurement process on our successful pursuit of a $13.5 million multi-use modular office building (MUOB) project for the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The MUOB project requirements stipulated that a registered New Mexico architect must be the Professional of Record and Designer of Record in addition to having five to eight years experience designing similar multi-story permanent modular construction projects. The New Mexico licensure required an intensive review of Gary’s experience, an evaluation by the NCARB, successful passage of the New Mexico legal requirements test, and confirmation of his good standing with the other states in which he is registered. Those states include Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and New Jersey. Gary fit this requirement perfectly so he worked closely with the State of New Mexico Board of Architects and was able to receive his reciprocal approval in just over three weeks time. The licensure becomes the sixth state where Gary maintains licenses and provides Ramtech with an increased capacity to pursue both public and private modular building projects in New Mexico.
Ramtech Receives Modular Building Contract for Flight School Support Facility at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, OK
Ramtech recently secured a contract to provide a 17,284 square foot modular building complex at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma. The single-story complex will be used for pilot training as part of a program aimed at addressing the shortage of pilots that currently exists across the U.S. Air Force. The square profile relocatable modular building provides space for eight training classrooms, 15 offices, a squadron briefing room, conference room, and an administrative reception area. Provided on a five year operating lease, the building exterior is designed with R-Panel metal siding and a TPO roof. The interior will utilize vinyl covered gypsum on the walls and a combination of carpet tiles, vinyl composition tile, and sheet vinyl for the flooring. The heating and cooling of the facility will be accommodated by 14 Bard Exterior Wall Mount ducted air-conditioners. As part of the contract, Ramtech will be responsible for providing the office and classroom furniture throughout the building, along with the development of the site including the building pad, the extension and connection of all utilities, and the fire sprinkler and alarm systems. (more…)
Ramtech Builds Permanent Modular Building to Aid in the Merger of Two Beaumont (TX) High Schools After Hurricane Harvey
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…)