Ramtech has delivered eight of the nine modular sections for the 7,168 square foot expansion of the passenger terminal at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City Beach, Florida. The permanent modular building, set to begin installation this week, will be connected to the existing terminal with a site-built corridor and will provide two additional gates that will be completed sometime during the summer. Ramtech is working as a subcontractor to Allstate Construction of Tallahassee, Florida the general contractor on the project. Our scope of work on the project began with the core and shell manufacturing of the Type II-b all steel modular building. The construction includes the exterior walls with 24-gauge steel high-rib R-Panel siding, all door and window assemblies, interior walls with un-finished gypsum board and required shear walls, perimeter steel frame floor, and EPDM roof assembly. It also provides for the exterior wall and floor penetrations for the required mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The nine modular sections of varying sizes will be installed and welded on a poured-in-place concrete pier foundation system.
The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, located 18 miles northwest of Panama City, opened for commercial flights in May 2010. The airport, located in Bay County on 4,000 acres, is owned by the Panama City-Bay County Airport & Industrial District and is serviced with daily flights by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. The expansion of the terminal is part of a $10.5 million grant from the FAA to improve and expand their facilities. The airport’s current 105,000 square foot terminal has five gates with jet bridges, and two gates with ramp level access for regional aircraft. The new modular building will incorporate gates 6 and 7, replacing the current narrow corridors to increase passenger capacity while adding additional seating space. We expect to have the building set in place and weathered-in by the end of this week, while completing the rest of our scope of work prior to the end of May.