Ramtech has entered a permanent modular building project into the Modular Building Institute’s 2018 Awards of Distinction program at the annual MBI World of Modular convention and trade show being held at the Diplomat Beach Resort March 22-25 in Hollywood, Florida. Ramtech has entered the 37,329 square foot campus expansion project that was built for Arlington Classics Academy of Arlington, Texas into the competition’s permanent education category. The modular school building, located on the charter school’s eleven acre Dalworthington Gardens, Texas campus, was built using Ramtech’s Slab-on-Grade Permanent Modular Construction method and provides Arlington Classics Academy with 24 standard classrooms able to accommodate up to 528 additional elementary school students in the third through fifth grades. (more…)
Ramtech has completed the installation phase on a new multiple classroom modular building for Mingo Valley Christian school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 13,440 square foot facility will accommodate 150 middle and upper- school students in a building layout that includes ten instructional classrooms, two science labs, an art room, and administrative office space. The value-engineered facility includes an R-panel metal siding exterior with wall hung HVAC units zoned for maximum heating and cooling efficiency. Ramtech’s scope of work on-site included the setting of the building on a pad prepared by the school’s contractor, and the installation of the floor carpet after the school performs the bulk of the interior finish-out work. The manufacturing of the modular sections was completed in April, and the project is scheduled for completion prior to the start of school in August. (more…)
Ramtech has completed the construction on the new 37,329 square foot modular school building we built for Arlington Classics Academy (ACA) located at their eleven acre campus in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas. The design-build project was built using Ramtech’s Floorless Permanent Modular Construction method and will provide ACA with 24 standard classrooms able to accommodate increase the total attendance at the school to 528 elementary school students. The modular school building has five special use classrooms for the school’s art, music, speech, and special education programs, a cafeteria with a warming kitchen, administrative offices, a library annex with a tutoring center and learning lab, and a 3,000 square foot multipurpose exercise room with its own dedicated heating and cooling system. The requirements for the new facility called for Ramtech to provide full site development including the addition of two acres of paving to help ease the amount of vehicular traffic on the main feeder road during student drop-off and pickup times. To enhance the landscaping, an existing legacy grove of pecan trees was integrated into the site’s layout to maintain the aesthetics of the area’s original rural appearance. Requiring a collaborative effort with the school to secure community approval, this is the second permanent modular construction project that Ramtech has built for ACA, the first being a twelve-classroom wing addition at the charter school’s Bowen Road campus.
Ramtech will once again be exhibiting at the Texas Association of School Business Officials TASBOFEST Conference in Austin, Texas. The annual conference and exhibition has moved to the Austin Convention Center this year and will run from February 27 – March 3 with designated exhibitor hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ramtech has continuously participated in the TASBO conference for over 25 years, and this year will once again be represented in Booth 521 by Sabrina Queen and Jeff Ward who will showcase our relocatable modular buildings, traditional permanent modular construction, and Accelerated Building System prefabricated school construction capability. The conference will feature multiple learning sessions on accounting and finance, leadership and management, information technology, and maintenance and operations issues. The two general session keynote speakers are Juliet Funt, owner and founder of WhiteSpace at Work, and Tom Flick, former NFL quarterback and an organizational leadership expert. The 2017 TASBO Conference will have over 3,000 school business professionals and decision-makers representing school districts from around the state. Exhibit space for the show is sold out and will include more than 300 vendors from around the country.
Ramtech’s Relocatable Modular Buildings, Permanent Modular Construction, and Accelerated Building System on Display at TASA 2017 Midwinter Conference
Ramtech will once again be exhibiting at the Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference in Austin, Texas. The conference, held annually at the Austin Convention Center, will run from January 29 – February 1 with designated exhibitor hours on Monday and Tuesday. Ramtech has continuously participated in the TASA conference for over 25 years, and this year will once again be represented in Booth 1010 by Sabrina Queen and Jeff Ward who will showcase our relocatable modular buildings, traditional permanent modular construction, and Accelerated Building System prefabricated school construction capability. The conference will feature General, Thought Leader, and Concurrent sessions that focus on topics including school leadership, student engagement, finance, human resource management, digital learning, facility planning, operations, and assessment and accountability. The three general sessions keynote speakers are Amarillo ISD’s Shanna Peeples, 2015 National and Texas Teacher of the Year, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath, and the University of Pittsburgh professors Lauren Resnick and Christian Schunn. The 2017 TASA Conference has already over 3,900 registered attendees representing administrators from 1066 Texas school districts and other organizations. This year’s exhibit space is sold out and will include more than 350 exhibitors from around the country.
Ramtech Nearing Completion of Finish-out Phase On Arlington Classics Academy Permanent Modular Building
Ramtech Building is now nearing completion of the interior and exterior finish-out phase on the construction of the new 37,329 square foot modular school building for Arlington Classics Academy. Located on the charter school’s eleven acre campus in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas, the design-build project is being built using our Accelerated Building System (ABS) permanent modular construction method. Once completed, the facility will provide 24 standard classrooms to accommodate up to 192 elementary school students in the school’s third through fifth grades. The building will have five special use classrooms for the art, music, speech, and special education programs, a cafeteria with a warming kitchen, administrative offices, a library annex with a tutoring center and learning lab, and a 3,000 square foot multipurpose exercise room with its own dedicated heating and cooling. The requirements for the new facility called for Ramtech to provide the full site development including two acres of additional paving which will help ease the amount of vehicular traffic on the main feeder road during student drop-off and pickup times. The manufacturing of the building sections began concurrently with the site work at the end of April. The crane setting of the 45 modular sections that make up the wood frame structure began in September and were done in three phases to allow for the installation and concrete pouring to take place simultaneously in order to speed up the project timeline. The building has a masonry exterior using brick and split-faced block along with stucco applied accent several areas. The parapet wall design ranges in height from 13 to 18 feet and will help to enhance the buildings aesthetics while also meeting the design requirements stipulated by the city. Ramtech expects the project to be completed by the middle of February.
Ramtech has completed the final phase of the installation of the temporary school campus we built for the Deweyville Independent School District in Orange, Texas. The relocatable modular school project is structured as a 36-month lease and includes a total of eleven buildings which replaced the district’s elementary school that was destroyed during the flooding which occurred in March of this year. All of the modular buildings were installed at the district’s high school in a specific sequence in order to facilitate the quickest finish-out of the classroom buildings so the district could begin school on time in August. The first set of buildings included an 8,064 square foot eight classroom building which was then followed by a 6,272 square foot multipurpose facility. This building includes an administrative section with nine offices for the elementary school staff and the district’s superintendent. The building also has a reception area, four bathrooms, a large conference room, computer lab, and a library. Ramtech also provided eight standard portable classroom buildings to complete the instructional space requirements. The final building to be completed was a 5,120 square foot cafeteria with a full-service commercial kitchen capable of accommodating 150 students. Each of the modular buildings are interconnected with elevated covered walkways. The modular school campus was sited on raw land adjacent to the District’s high school and required full site development including new parking lots, a bus lane, and a student drop-off area.
Ramtech will once again be exhibiting our portable classrooms, permanent modular school buildings, and Accelerated Building System (ABS) prefabricated modular construction capabilities in booth 119 at this year’s 2016 TASA/TASB Convention being held at the George R. Brown Convention Center on September 23-24 in Houston. The conference is expected to draw more than 5,000 attendees from public school districts across the state, including 4,000 school board members and their guests, and over 1,000 school administrators including superintendents, associate superintendent, and other key school district personnel. The exhibition will begin Friday September 23 at 8:00am, followed by the first general session in the afternoon with a keynote address from Mike Morath, the current Texas Commissioner of Education. Since the first conference in 1960, the Convention has focused on providing training and continuing education to school district leadership teams in order to develop their roles in the state’s public school system. The conference provides relevant and practical programs and workshops for attendees to meet and talk with their peers from across the state, and the ability to view and source products and services in an exhibit area with close to 400 exhibitors.
This week Ramtech is set to begin installing the buildings for the temporary elementary school campus we have constructed for Deweyville ISD. This project was the result of the district’s needing to meet the challenge of relocating all of their elementary school students to their high school campus as a result of the Sabine River flooding that occurred in March of this year. The relocatable modular education project is a 36 month lease for 11 buildings. Ramtech finished the manufacturing of the final building at the end of last week. The first building to be installed is an 8,064 square foot eight classroom building. This will be followed by a 6,272 square foot multipurpose facility which will include an administrative section for the elementary school staff and the District’s superintendent. The building will have nine offices and a reception area, four bathrooms, a large conference room, computer lab, and a library. The other buildings include a 5,120 square foot cafeteria with a full-service kitchen capable of accommodating 150 students, and eight portable classroom buildings. Ramtech is also working on developing an 11,410 square foot pre-engineered steel building which will provide gymnasium space and a maintenance garage. Ramtech will be responsible for all of the site preparation including the soil remediation and the installation of a lift station. Ramtech is scheduled to complete the modular portion of the project prior to the start of school at the end of August.
Ramtech is nearing completion on a large modular building project that we began last year for Humble ISD. The $1.47 million project included 13 custom portable double-classroom buildings and a 8,820 square foot instructional life skills facility. To meet the aesthetic requirements of the local neighborhoods of the seven sites where the portable classroom buildings were installed, each were built with 20-year composition roofs that were installed at Ramtech’s outside corral. All of the buildings also have upgraded interiors which include birch wood grain paneling and special low VOC carpet. The life skills facility includes eight classrooms and to fully simulated apartments with kitchens and showers. There is also a conference room, three offices, and a teachers work room. All of the facilities were built to meet a 110 mile hour wind load specification and were procured through the Texas Buyboard network purchasing cooperative. Ramtech will finish installing the last portable classroom building for the project prior to the end of July and we plan to photograph the life skills facility for inclusion in our project portfolio prior to the start of the 2016-2017 school year.