On Thursday, June 6th a ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening was held at Vance Air Force Base for the relocatable modular building Ramtech designed and constructed for the new home of the 33rd Flying Training Squadron. The 17,284 square foot facility was developed as a five year operating lease and will provide more space for pilot training to allow Vance AFB to increase their pilot graduation rate to increase the number of pilots for the U.S. Air Force. The single-story complex provides space for eight training classrooms, 15 offices, conference room, a squadron briefing room, and an administrative reception area. As part of the contract, Ramtech was responsible for the development of the site including the building pad, extension and connection of all utilities, fire sprinkler and alarm systems, as well as providing all of the office and classroom furniture throughout the building. Ramtech is grateful to have played a part in developing the building and wishes to thank everyone at Vance AFB and all those who helped make this such a successful project.
Ramtech is continuing to work through the complications of a rainy spring as we prepare the foundation for the second of two modular buildings being constructed for First Baptist Carrollton Church in Carrollton, Texas. Even though the weather has been a nuisance, one of the benefits of modular construction is the ability to quickly set and weather-in the complete structure so that the interior finish-out process can begin. This 26,624 square foot project is utilizing our pier and beam permanent modular construction process to provide two education buildings as part of the church’s relocation from its current location. The first building, a 10,624 square foot facility for adults has already been installed and the interior work is proceeding well. This building incorporates a central corridor with seven classrooms and men’s and women’s restroom facilities on either side. The second building’s grade beam foundation with drilled and belled piers is being done in three sections and will be complete before the end of May, allowing for the installation of the 16,000 square foot building at the first of June. This facility will provide space for two large worship areas, six classrooms, and a boys and girls restrooms for the middle and high school programs. Both structures have been designed with parapet walls and full masonry exteriors, TPO roofs, and split system HVAC units. The interiors will utilize vinyl covered gypsum for the walls and a combination of carpet tile, vinyl composition tile, and sheet vinyl for the flooring. Ramtech is also installing fire sprinkler systems in each building.
First Baptist Carrollton plans to relocate from its original Carrollton campus on Josey Lane to its new location known as The Fields at Carrollton Parkway. The church opened their Sports and Recreation Complex there in 2011, then in 2016 opened a second campus for worship and Bible study known as the Church at the Fields. The new modular buildings will sit adjacent to each other as part of a master plan that also includes a new site-built multipurpose worship facility and office buildings for the ministry staff. The project is slated to be complete and ready for occupancy this summer.
Ramtech recently received an order from the Cleveland Independent School District for the purchase of five of the our industry standard eight classroom modular school buildings. One of the new facilities will be installed at the school district’s middle school, while the other four modular buildings will be split between Cleveland High School and the Eastside Elementary school campuses. Ramtech is providing one modular building from our inventory, while the other four buildings will be manufactured prior to delivery and installation by the end of June. All of the modular school buildings utilize R-Panel metal siding for the exterior, with vinyl covered gypsum walls and vinyl composition tile flooring in the interior. Ramtech expects to complete the entire modular school project during the first week of August. (more…)
The world’s tallest hotel is set to be built using modular construction in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood. Within five years it is estimated that 25% of all new hotel construction will use permanent modular construction as the preferred building method. Read more about it from the Bloomberg article here
Modular buildings are so hot they’ve even been considered for the Red Planet. A multimillion-dollar contest which was launched in 2015 by NASA challenged architectural teams to come up with various designs suitable for Mars. The goal is to provide future Mars inhabitants with permanent homes and other structures. A modular building idea from Arkansas-based Team Zoperhous, was a finalist in NASA’s Mars Habitat Design Competition. Read about it here: