Ramtech is proud to announce that we have received a first place Awards of Distinction trophy at the 40th annual Modular Building Institute 2023 World of Modular Conference and Tradeshow held March 29 – April 1 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Over 1,500 attendees gathered at the sold-out conference to network and hear speakers and presenters from across the globe.
Ramtech received our first first-place award in the Relocatable Modular Workforce Housing Under 10,000 Square Feet category for the 6,550 square foot temporary fire crew quarters we built and installed at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma. Designed for living quarters while the base’s existing facility is being remodeled, the temporary nature of the project mandated a limited permanent impact to the site so that the building could be easily disassembled and relocated. The modular building provides for nineteen bedrooms and a private office, men’s and women’s restroom/locker-rooms, a laundry room, janitor’s closets, a complete kitchen, a dining/day room, and physical fitness area. Using a double-loaded corridor layout, a combination of 12′ x 64′ and 12′ x 56′ modules were installed end-to-end, then perpendicularly connected to an off-set wing of 12′ x 62′ modules installed side-by-side. This allowed for the construction of the building utilizing only nine modules with no required site construction.
The Interior wall coverings utilized FRP and VCG with an additional layer of ¼” gypsum between the bedroom walls to reduce sound transmission. Resilient vinyl tile was used in the restrooms, laundry, and kitchen, with carpet tile in the bedrooms and halls, and a poured rubber floor in the fitness room. The ribbed steel exterior features a beige and maroon color scheme to match the Fire Station, with exits leading to fully covered aluminum decks, steps and ramps that connect to the existing building. The shared areas were equipped with ducted, wall-mounted HVAC units with heat strips controlled by zoned thermostats. The individual bedrooms were heated and cooled with PTAC units to allow for rooms to go unconditioned when unoccupied.
Ramtech’s winning projects and all the other 2023 MBI Awards of Distinction entries can be viewed by visiting the Modular Building Institute website at this link.