Ramtech has completed the setting of the modular sections and is moving into the finish-out phase on the construction of a new 37,329 square foot modular school building for Arlington Classics Academy, located on the charter school’s eleven acre campus in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas. The design-build project is being built using Ramtech’s Accelerated Building System (ABS) prefabricated construction method. Once completed, the facility will provide 24 standard classrooms to accommodate up to 192 students in grades three thru five. The building will also have five special use classrooms for the school’s art, music, speech, and special education programs, and a full cafeteria and kitchen, administrative offices, library annex with tutoring center and learning lab, and a 3,000 square foot multipurpose exercise room with its own dedicated heating and cooling. The requirements for the new building called for full site development including two acres of additional paving which will help ease the amount of vehicular traffic on the main feeder road during student drop-off and pickup. An existing legacy grove of pecan trees has also been integrated into the site design to maintain the original aesthetics of the sites original rural appearance.
The crane setting of the 45 modular sections that make up the wood frame structure began in September and were done in three phases to allow for the installation and concrete pouring to take place at the same time in order to speed up the project. Now that all the modules are in place and weathered-in, the building will have a 100% masonry exterior applied using brick and split-faced block, with stucco applied to accented areas. The parapet wall design ranges in height from 13 to 18 feet and will help to enhance the buildings aesthetics while also meeting the design requirements of the city of Dalworthington Gardens. The project has an anticipated completion date of the end of January 2017.