Ramtech is now well underway with the site development work in preparation for the installation of the new high school facility for Randolph Field ISD. The design-build contract calls for us to provide complete turnkey services to the district for a 47,448 square foot two-story facility using our Accelerated Building System (ABS) prefabricated construction method.
To make way for the new $7.3 million building, the school district demolished two existing structures which were removed during the spring of this year. The design of the new structure will provide space for 23 classrooms, an eighth grade science center, two computer labs, two student commons, and an administrative area with offices, counseling suite, and a nurse station.
The facility will also include four labs for physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science all situated around a common central preparation area with chemical storage capability. The building’s exterior design calls for masonry on the first floor and a high profile custom-colored architectural metal siding in horizontal and vertical orientations designed to highlight the building entrances and complement the finishes of the existing campus structures.
High-efficiency gas-fired rooftop HVAC units will provide heating and cooling on the second floor of the building, with zoned electrical HVAC units for the first floor. Ramtech began the manufacturing of the building in the middle of November and we expect to begin setting the prefabricated sections during the first week of February. The current schedule calls for the project to be complete by the end of July. Once the new building is operational, the district plans to demolish the current high school structure.