Over the last decade the growth in public and private universities, community colleges, and trade schools throughout Texas and the southwest has been significant. This growth has put stress not only on every schools classroom buildings, but also their dormitories and support facilities. In order to support this growth, many colleges and universities have relied on commercial modular construction to provide additions to their campuses that are less expensive, faster, and of higher quality than most site constructed facilities. In some cases these projects were for temporary use when permanent construction was taking place, while in other instances the school relied on permanent modular construction to provide long term solutions.
One of the fastest growing college systems in the southwest is the University of Texas System which has nine campuses located in cities around the State. Recently the UT system awarded us a contract to provide a 13,000 square foot modular classroom and office wing facility, the sixth project that they have awarded to Ramtech. Other notable college systems including Texas A&M, the University of Arkansas, TCU, Texas Tech, the University of North Texas, and several community colleges including Dallas County, El Paso, TarrantCounty, and Clary Sage Technical School have also chosen Ramtech to provide additional space for their growing campuses. Ramtech regularly provides both relocatable and permanent classrooms, dormitories, administrative offices, laboratories, and gymnasium facilities to higher education institutions.
Ramtech Building Systems has been a leader in providing modular buildings for colleges and universities for over 30 years. By using our approach a college can rely on one company to provide the design, building fabrication, installation, and site improvements, all at a lower cost with higher quality and in a much faster construction timeframe. Permanent facilities can be constructed up to four stories high on a concrete slab foundation with brick masonry exteriors, while our relocatable buildings may be designed to look permanent and also allow for various leasing alternatives.
Gary White is Vice President of Sales & Estimating at Ramtech Building Systems, Inc. He has been in the commercial modular industry for 33 years and is responsible for the management of all sales and estimating efforts across each of Ramtech’s key market segments: Education, Government, Medical, and Commercial.