Ramtech has now completed the manufacturing phase of the 26 non-combustible steel framed modular sections for the permanent modular office building we are developing for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, NM. With the site preparation already completed, Ramtech has now begun installing the modular sections that will make up the 22,992 square foot structure which will take until the second week of August. The installation process will include the crane-setting of the first-floor modules and welding them all in place, installing an elevator, and then crane setting and anchoring the second floor of the building.
The two-story facility is being built in LANL’s Technical Area 35 using Ramtech’s Slab-on-Grade Permanent Modular Construction process. The building will include an atrium entry area, elevator, and two stairwells. The floor plan calls for 15 personal business offices, along with large open spaces that can accommodate multiple furniture cubicles and two conference rooms on each floor. The building layout also provides for a central core on each floor for restrooms and two communications rooms.
The facility requires the use of sustainable materials and building methods and is being constructed to meet the requirements for a seismic class C structure. Ramtech’s scope of work included the demolition of an existing parking lot and the use of extensive backfilling to level out the entire site, along with providing two retention ponds and an asphalt parking lot. The turnkey project requires us to perform all the necessary site work including the extension and connection of utilities. The exterior finishes call for a permanent look using Firestone Hi-Rib horizontal metal panels and a TPO roof. The interior materials and finishes have all been chosen based upon aesthetics, sustainability, durability, and ease of maintenance in order to provide a facility that promotes an exceptional work environment for the building’s occupants. We expect to have the project completed prior to May of 2023.