Ramtech’s Modular Buildings for Disaster Recovery Program Aids Hardin-Jefferson ISD with Temporary Middle School
The middle school students of Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District in Sour Lake, Texas closed out their first school year in a temporary middle school campus built Ramtech after the devastating flooding that occurred along the Texas Gulf Coast in August of last year. The 36,908 square foot modular construction project was installed on the grounds of the school district’s high school, and will serve as a replacement for Henderson Middle School until a new permanent facility can be constructed in the future. The relocatable modular school buildings that make up the interim use facility include 34 classrooms inside 17 portable classroom buildings, a full-service cafeteria and dining hall, two modular toilet facilities, boys and girls locker rooms, a library, and an administrative office area. The buildings all use light sand colored R-Panel metal siding on the exteriors, and are finished-out with lay-in ceilings, vinyl covered gypsum walls, and a combination of commercial grade carpet and vinyl composition tile flooring for the interiors. Heating and cooling of the structures are accommodated by Bard exterior wall-mounted HVAC units. Ramtech completed its scope of work in 45 days, beginning in mid-September and less than two weeks after the Sour Lake community’s receiving over 61 inches of rain. (more…)
The Beaumont ISD project is using Ramtech’s Slab-on-Grade Permanent Modular Construction approach. The foundation prep is almost complete and the 17 modules that make up the building will be crane set next week.
Ramtech recently installed a modular office building at the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year at the main campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The 1,600 square foot facility will be used by the University’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences for human-dog interaction research as part of a program to assess the helpfulness of therapy dogs in educational settings including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (more…)
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.