Located on the Louisiana Gulf Coast, the 25-bed South Cameron Memorial Hospital was destroyed by the storm surge during Hurricane Rita. With no other healthcare facility within 80 miles, an expedited replacement was needed to serve the region’s oil and gas and commercial fishing industry residents. Aided by a campaign started by former presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, federal disaster funds were secured to build a facility using modular construction that would meet FEMA’s 130 mph wind and tidal surge requirements. As a strategic subcontractor, Ramtech provided structural design, manufacturing, and construction services for a 26,128 sq’ acute-care hospital installed on a driven pile foundation with reinforced concrete piers six feet above the existing grade.

Building & Construction Details: Permanent Slab on Grade Modular Building

Project Size: 26,128 sq ft 

Construction: IBC Type II-b

Contract Type: Design-build Stipulated Sum

Facility Use: Full service critical access hospital

Description: Steel and concrete construction Meets FEMA wind and coastal hurricane specification Simulated stucco exterior finish 250-ton chilled water HVAC system Emergency power system with diesel generator

Completion: 270 days