Ramtech recently completed a relocatable modular school complex for the Greenhill School in Addison, Texas. The 5,016 square foot project, called the Science Village, will be used on an interim basis while the Dallas-area private school looks to demolish and build a new permanent facility.
The project requirement called for Ramtech to install six of our industry standard 24’ x 64’ LT portable double-classrooms in two rows end to end, along with a 12’ x 34’ girls and boys restroom module in the front of the complex. The buildings were set onto CMU block piers and connected using a site constructed concrete walkway and an extensive wood deck, ramps, and landing system. The building layout called for one of the portable classrooms to be used as an administrative office with multiple cubicles on each side. The buildings were also customized to include an interior door between the classrooms in the center partition wall.
Because the buildings are used primarily as science labs for the schools’ middle and high school students, the code requirements called for acid resistant piping to be used which was accommodated by installing Chem Drain CPVC for all the DWV lines. The exterior cladding of the modular buildings utilizes 26-gauge R-Panel commercial grade steel siding, along with 29-gauge R-Panel metal for the roofs. The interiors of the portable classrooms feature vinyl covered gypsum on the walls, VCT tile flooring, and lay-in acoustical tile ceilings. The heating and cooling for each classroom are accommodated using Bard exterior wall-mounted air conditioning units. To minimize any waste and to maximize the budget for the project, the cabinetry and science lab equipment was removed from the existing structure and installed in each of the science labs.
Founded in 1950 and located on 75 acres in Addison, Texas, the Greenhill School is comprised of 15 buildings, including a full athletic complex, a library facility, and the state-of-the-art Marshall Family Performing Arts Center with over 303,000 square feet under one roof. Greenhill has become one of the leading independent coeducational day schools in the DFW Metroplex, and now serves over 1,300 students in pre-k through the 12th grade.