Ramtech has released an additional video testimonial that highlights the design, manufacture, and construction of an eight-classroom modular building recently built for the Hico Independent School District in Hico, TX. The new 8,064 square foot facility was part of a modular construction project that included the purchase of the modular school building as well as leasing two of Ramtech’s industry-leading portable classrooms through the Texas BuyBoard cooperative purchasing network. As part of a district wide facility consolidation program the multiple classroom building was installed on an adjacent parking lot at the current junior high school location in order to accommodate pre-kindergarten and elementary school students.
To accurately match the existing architecture and color scheme, the modular school building utilized a light stone R-panel exterior with red trim as well as a red metal roof. The interior incorporates vinyl covered gypsum on the walls and vinyl composition tile flooring throughout the building. The District was responsible for bringing the utilities to the building while Ramtech provided the rough-ins for all of the data wiring. The building also utilizes REDD Team by Sapa’s aluminum access steps, ramps and landing system. The portable classrooms were leased from Ramtech’s pre-owned building inventory for a period of 24 months and are positioned near the driveway entrance of the District’s high school. To streamline the purchasing process, all three of the buildings were procured through the Texas Association of School Board’s BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative. The 60 day modular construction project began with the manufacturing of the modular buildings during the beginning of April, and the project was completed prior to the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
The Hico ISD is located in Hamilton County near the northern top of the scenic Hill Country region in central Texas. With a population slightly under 1,500 people, Hico has experienced a slow but steady reduction in the number of school-aged children in their area. This forced the District into looking at ways they could best serve their students while at the same time try to reduce costs through consolidating their existing facilities. Facing the same financial pressure that many school districts are in, they saw that using a multiple classroom modular building would be the most cost effective and flexible approach to meet their facility needs. The new multiple classroom building accommodates students from an elementary school that the School District closed at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.