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Ramtech has received another Awards of Distinction trophy at this year’s Modular Building Institute World of Modular convention and trade show in Hollywood, Florida. Ramtech received an honorable mention trophy in the permanent category for the campus expansion project built for Arlington Classics Academy of Arlington, Texas. Located on the charter school’s eleven acre Dalworthington Gardens, Texas campus, the 37,329 square foot slab-on-grade permanent modular construction design-build project features 24 standard classrooms able to accommodate up to 528 additional elementary school students in the third through fifth grades. 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. (more…)
Ramtech was able to return to take photos of the recently completed 38,920 square foot modular building we built for Denver International Airport. This was a project in which we worked with Denver-based Wong Strauch Architects, PC in a design-assist role in developing the Type-IIb modular construction project which was part of the second phase of an upgrade and expansion to the Airport’s Concourse A commuter facility. The concourse building was built as a co-operative effort with other contractors including Hensel Phelps, the prime contractor for the project. Ramtech was responsible for the core and shell construction including the exterior cladding, interior walls with applied gypsum board, complete floor and ceiling assemblies, and the exterior wall and floor penetrations required for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The modular building was installed on a concrete block pier type foundation system. Our manufacturing division began the fabrication of the modular sections during June of last year and completed the setting of the modular sections at the end of August. Ramtech participated in the finish-out of the interior work which was predominantly completed in mid-December. Denver International Airport will use the new modular-built terminal for a minimum of 5 to 10 years while the Airport develops and moves forward with it’s permanent expansion plans.
Ramtech has entered a permanent modular building project into the Modular Building Institute’s 2018 Awards of Distinction program at the annual MBI World of Modular convention and trade show being held at the Diplomat Beach Resort March 22-25 in Hollywood, Florida. Ramtech has entered the 37,329 square foot campus expansion project that was built for Arlington Classics Academy of Arlington, Texas into the competition’s permanent education category. The modular school building, located on the charter school’s eleven acre Dalworthington Gardens, Texas campus, was built using Ramtech’s Slab-on-Grade Permanent Modular Construction method and provides Arlington Classics Academy with 24 standard classrooms able to accommodate up to 528 additional elementary school students in the third through fifth grades. (more…)
Ramtech will once again be exhibiting at the Texas Association of School Business Officials TASBOFEST Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The annual conference and exhibition will be at the Fort Worth Convention Center and will run from February 27 – March 2 with designated exhibitor hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ramtech has continuously participated in the TASBO conference for over 25 years, and this year will once again be represented in Booth 1121 by Sabrina Queen and Jeff Ward who will showcase our relocatable modular buildings, and two types of permanent modular construction utilizing our pier and bean and slab-on-grade systems. The conference will feature multiple learning sessions on accounting and finance, leadership and management, information technology, and maintenance and operations issues. The two general session keynote speakers are Robyn Benincasa, Founder and CEO of Project Athena Foundation, and Isaac Lidsky, former Justice Department attorney and television actor who will speak on overcoming personal obstacles The 2018 TASBO Conference will have over 3,000 school business professionals and decision-makers representing school districts from around the state. Exhibit space for the show is sold out and will include more than 300 vendors from around the country.
Good article on ConstructionDive.com regarding the evolving construction trends, how the industry is dealing with labor shortages, and what to watch for in 2018. Offsite construction as a delivery method was a key focus in the piece with the Modular Building Institute’s executive director Tom Hardiman quoted as saying “With companies like Google, Marriott, Starbucks and other high-tech firms like Autodesk embracing offsite, there is a ton of investment money looking to revolutionize the construction industry. It’s going to change so fast in the next year.” Read the whole piece here.