Ramtech has been selected by the Denver International Airport to build a 38,920 square foot facility as part of the second phase of an upgrade to the airport’s Concourse A Commuter Facility. Ramtech worked with Wong Strauch Architects, PC in a design assist role on developing the Type-IIb modular structure. Ramtech will be responsible for the core and shell construction, including the exterior walls, doors, windows, the interior walls with gypsum board, required shear walls, complete floor and ceiling assemblies, and all the exterior wall and floor penetrations for mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems required for the phase 2B work. Ramtech will also be responsible for the installation of the building which will be set on a pier foundation. The building will be built as a co-op effort with Ramtech and other local general contractors. RMD manufacturing will begin construction of the building the first week of May, with the module deliveries to the site starting in early June. The airport plans to use the new modular terminal for a minimum of 5 to 10 years while the permanent expansion of the airport’s Terminal A is developed.
Ramtech won three coveted Awards of Distinction honors at this year’s Modular Building Institute World of Modular convention and trade show held in Tucson, Arizona on March 20. Ramtech received a first place award in the Relocatable Education category for the modular school campus we built for the Deweyville Independent School District that replaced the school district’s elementary school which was destroyed during the flooding in March of 2016. The relocatable modular project included eight standard portable classroom buildings, an 8,064 square foot eight classroom building, a 6,272 square foot multipurpose facility, and a 5,120 square foot cafeteria with a full-service commercial kitchen capable of accommodating 150 students. Ramtech also received a first place affiliate award in the Permanent Healthcare category for the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center for Huston Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. Ramtech was the manufacturer and installer of the 14,700 square foot modular medical clinic for the Black Diamond Group, the contractor for the project. (more…)
Ramtech is pleased to announce that Kyle Kelley has joined RBS’s project management group to assist in all service and repair work on all Ramtech-built modular buildings. Kyle has spent 17 years working for RMD, the manufacturing division of Ramtech, in all of the plant’s departments with a majority of his time in plumbing where he earned a Texas journeyman’s plumbing license. Kyle will assist the construction superintendents on specific job sites when there are tasks that don’t fall under the subcontractors scope of work, and he will also perform pre-start site visits when applicable to help the project managers determine what equipment, personnel, and pricing will be needed for smaller construction jobs. He will report to Randy Van Zandt, Ramtech’s V.P. of Construction. Please join us in welcoming Kyle to the RBS team.
Ramtech has completed the construction on the new 37,329 square foot modular school building we built for Arlington Classics Academy (ACA) located at their eleven acre campus in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas. The design-build project was built using Ramtech’s Floorless Permanent Modular Construction method and will provide ACA with 24 standard classrooms able to accommodate increase the total attendance at the school to 528 elementary school students. The modular school building has five special use classrooms for the school’s art, music, speech, and special education programs, a cafeteria with a warming kitchen, administrative offices, a library annex with a tutoring center and learning lab, and a 3,000 square foot multipurpose exercise room with its own dedicated heating and cooling system. The requirements for the new facility called for Ramtech to provide full site development including the addition of two acres of paving to help ease the amount of vehicular traffic on the main feeder road during student drop-off and pickup times. To enhance the landscaping, an existing legacy grove of pecan trees was integrated into the site’s layout to maintain the aesthetics of the area’s original rural appearance. Requiring a collaborative effort with the school to secure community approval, this is the second permanent modular construction project that Ramtech has built for ACA, the first being a twelve-classroom wing addition at the charter school’s Bowen Road campus.
Ramtech will once again be entering two modular building entries into this year’s Awards of Distinction program at the Modular Building Institute’s World of Modular convention and trade show being held at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa March 17-20 in Tucson, Arizona. Ramtech will look to build on last year’s win for the University Of Texas Dallas teaching labs project by entering modular construction projects in both the Relocatable Modular and Permanent Modular categories in this year’s competition. The 31,752 square foot Dallas Transitional Center residential reintegration facility that we built for Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has been entered in the Permanent Institutional or Assembly Category, while the temporary modular school campus completed for Deweyville Independent School District was placed in the Relocatable Education category. Ramtech will also be entering in the Marketing Multimedia category, our recently completed time-lapse video of the CCA project that visually demonstrates the Floorless Permanent Modular Construction process. (more…)