Ramtech Building Systems recently completed a new modular school building complex for charter school operator KIPP Delta in Blytheville, Arkansas. A team that included Ramtech, Stuck and Associates Architects, and Rowan Construction took just 120 days to complete a new 24,500 square foot campus that included 16 elementary school classrooms, 8 middle school classrooms, a food service-cafeteria, and an administration building. The key to the rapid completion of the project was the use of Ramtech’s modular building system which saved KIPP both time and money when compared to traditional site construction.
The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory public schools dedicated to educating students in underserved communities. Started in Houston in 1994, KIPP now has 125 schools in 20 states serving over 39,000 students with more than 87 percent of the students from low-income families. Nationally, more than 90 percent of KIPP middle school students have graduated high school, and more than 80 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college
Ramtech is a modular design, manufacturing, and construction company that specializes in the design and construction of both temporary and permanent educational facilities. Founded in 1982, we have designed and constructed over 1000 public, private, and charter school facilities throughout the Southern United states, from portable classrooms to traditional multiple classroom wings, and permanent multi-story classroom additions to college gymnasiums. Ramtech has provided facilities for elementary, high school, and college use for institutions such as Arlington ISD, Houston ISD, University of Texas, University of Arkansas, Texas Christian University, Tarrant County College, Dillard University and hundreds of small and mid-size schools. More information on our modular building program can be found at www.ramtechmodular.com.
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.