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.
The facility 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. The requirements for the new facility called for Ramtech to provide full site development including the addition of two acres of paving to help ease the amount of vehicular traffic on the main feeder road during student drop-off and pickup times. To enhance the landscaping, an existing legacy grove of pecan trees was integrated into the site’s layout to maintain the aesthetics of the area’s original rural appearance.
This year’s World of Modular conference returns to Florida and promises to be largest conference in the modular building industry’s 32 year history. Capping off the convention every year is the annual awards reception and banquet. The highlight of the event is the MBI’s Awards of Distinction competition for building excellence, covering several market categories for both relocatable and permanent modular building applications as well as a marketing and promotions section. The awards are judged by an independent panel of building design and construction experts on architectural excellence, technical innovation & sustainability, cost effectiveness, and energy efficiency.