Ramtech received a first place award in the Relocatable Modular Education Over 10,000 Square Feet category at the Modular Building Institute’s World of Modular annual convention and tradeshow held at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort March 21-24 in San Antonio, Texas. The award was for the instructional and support facilities we built for the West (TX) ISD. The modular school project serves as the District’s middle and high school campus which are temporarily replacing the permanent buildings that were destroyed by the massive fertilizer plant explosion on April 17 of last year. Ramtech took just 90 days to complete the new campus which is located on the existing West Middle School site. The interim campus is part of the first phase of The Restore West ISD building program which comprises 28 separate structures including 17 new relocatable modular buildings that were designed, manufactured, and installed by Ramtech. The 69,776 square foot modular construction project includes three 10-classroom buildings, four computer and science labs, two locker room buildings, an administrative office, cafeteria, band hall, and a life skills building.
The key to the rapid completion of the project was the use of Ramtech’s relocatable modular building system which saved significant time in getting the project completed and the students back in their own classrooms prior to the start of the 2013-2014 academic year. With this award, Ramtech has now had 19 modular building projects recognized for their construction excellence by the Modular Building Institute’s Awards of Distinction Program. This years’ record breaking convention hosted over 650 attendees representing countries throughout the world. Attendees enjoyed four days of informative keynote addresses and educational breakout sessions along with product displays and networking opportunities. Capping off the convention every year is the annual awards reception and banquet. The highlight of this event is always MBI’s Awards of Distinction for building excellence which covers several market categories for both relocatable and permanent building applications. The awards are judged by an independent panel of building design and construction experts on architectural excellence, technical innovation & sustainability, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete.