Ramtech has completed all of the soil preparation requirements and will now begin development of the concrete foundation for the 22,680 square foot permanent modular office building we’re constructing for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, NM. As part of the site preparation, we spent several weeks performing an extensive sub-surface investigation to locate the known and unknown utilities, along with identifying the remnants of a structure that had been demolished on the site several decades ago.
The project is being built using our innovative slab-on-grade permanent modular construction process using factory-built modular sections that are constructed as three-dimensional structural components with the walls but no floor. These modular sections are then transported to the construction site and installed using a crane directly onto a conventional concrete slab foundation. This allows the concrete slab to become the floor of the building just like any typical site-built structure. For the LANL project, Ramtech expects to have the foundation ready by the middle of June and will begin the installation of the 26 non-combustible steel-framed modular sections that make up the two-story facility during the first week of July. Completion of the facility is still on track for January of 2021.