Design-build construction firm Ramtech Building Systems is well underway on the installation of the 65 modular sections that will make up the new 38,920 square foot modular building for Denver International Airport. The modular construction project is part of the second phase of an upgrade and expansion of the airport’s Concourse A commuter facility. The concourse building is being built as a co-op effort with other local contractors including Hensel Phelps who is the prime contractor for the project. Ramtech is responsible for the core and shell construction including the exterior walls, interior walls with applied gypsum board, all shear walls, complete floor and ceiling assemblies, and the exterior wall and floor penetrations for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems required for the Phase 2B work. The modular building is being set on a pier type foundation. Ramtech worked with Denver-based Wong Strauch Architects, PC in a design-assist role for developing the Type-IIb modular structure. RMD began the fabrication of the modular sections at the beginning of June which will run through July. The installation phase is expected to be complete by the middle of August. Denver International Airport will use the new modular-built terminal for a minimum of 5 to 10 years while the Airport develops and moves forward with it’s permanent expansion plans.
Ramtech Awarded Modular Building Contract For Denver International Airport Terminal Expansion Project
Ramtech has been selected by the Denver International Airport to build a 38,920 square foot facility as part of the second phase of an upgrade to the airport’s Concourse A Commuter Facility. Ramtech worked with Wong Strauch Architects, PC in a design assist role on developing the Type-IIb modular structure. Ramtech will be responsible for the core and shell construction, including the exterior walls, doors, windows, the interior walls with gypsum board, required shear walls, complete floor and ceiling assemblies, and all the exterior wall and floor penetrations for mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems required for the phase 2B work. Ramtech will also be responsible for the installation of the building which will be set on a pier foundation. The building will be built as a co-op effort with Ramtech and other local general contractors. RMD manufacturing will begin construction of the building the first week of May, with the module deliveries to the site starting in early June. The airport plans to use the new modular terminal for a minimum of 5 to 10 years while the permanent expansion of the airport’s Terminal A is developed.
Ramtech Wins Three Awards of Distinction at the Modular Building Institute’s 2017 World of Modular Convention
Ramtech won three coveted Awards of Distinction honors at this year’s Modular Building Institute World of Modular convention and trade show held in Tucson, Arizona on March 20. Ramtech received a first place award in the Relocatable Education category for the modular school campus we built for the Deweyville Independent School District that replaced the school district’s elementary school which was destroyed during the flooding in March of 2016. The relocatable modular project included eight standard portable classroom buildings, an 8,064 square foot eight classroom building, a 6,272 square foot multipurpose facility, and a 5,120 square foot cafeteria with a full-service commercial kitchen capable of accommodating 150 students. Ramtech also received a first place affiliate award in the Permanent Healthcare category for the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center for Huston Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. Ramtech was the manufacturer and installer of the 14,700 square foot modular medical clinic for the Black Diamond Group, the contractor for the project. (more…)
Ramtech to Begin Work on New Permanent Modular Building for Arlington (TX) Classics Academy Charter School
Ramtech has received a notice to proceed from Arlington Classics Academy to begin the manufacturing and construction of a new 37,329 square foot prefabricated school building that will located on the charter school’s eleven acre campus in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas. The design-build project will be built using our Accelerated Building System (ABS) construction method and will provide space for up to 192 students in grades three thru five. Once completed, the facility will provide space for 24 standard classrooms and five special use classrooms for the school’s art, music, speech, and special education programs. The building will also include a full cafeteria and kitchen, administrative offices for the staff and counselors, a library annex and tutoring center with learning lab, and a 3,000 square foot multipurpose exercise room with its own dedicated heating and cooling zone. The requirements for the new building call for 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. An existing legacy grove of pecan trees has also been integrated into the site design to maintain the original aesthetics of the site location while preventing the need for their removal. The Type V wood frame structure will be wrapped in a 100% masonry exterior using brick and split-faced block, with stucco applied to the accented areas. Parapet walls ranging in height from 13 to 18 feet will enhance the buildings aesthetics while also meeting the design requirements of the city of Dalworthington Garden. Manufacturing of the building sections have already begun and the site work is scheduled to begin the week of May 9th. Once the manufacturing and site work is complete, the crane setting of the 45 modular sections that make up the structure will be set onto the concrete slab during the first week of August. The project has an anticipated completion date of January 15, 2017.
Ramtech Moving Rapidly Through Building Finish-out on Lifestyle Management’s Dallas (TX) Area Residential Reintegration Facility
Ramtech is now moving quickly through the building finish-out phase for the new Dallas Transitional Center residential reintegration facility for Lifestyle Management Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma. The brick wainscot and caps have been applied to the building exterior and interior painting has begun. Electrical crews have completed wiring from the main distribution panel to the interior sub-panels and the plumbing contractor has begun installation of several showers and other fixtures. Ramtech is currently pushing for a December finish on the 31,752 square foot project located on a ten acre portion of an existing Dallas County-owned 57 acre site 12 miles south of downtown Dallas. When complete, the building will accommodate up to 296 clients in a facility that includes four 50-man dorms, three 24-man dorms, one 24-woman dorm, two classrooms, a full commercial kitchen, and administrative office space.
Ramtech Completes Module Set and Begins Finish-out on Lifestyle Management’s Dallas (TX) Area Residential Reintegration Facility
Ramtech is now hitting all cylinders after setting the last 14 modules on Wednesday of last week for the new Dallas Transitional Center residential reintegration facility for Lifestyle Management Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma. After pouring the final section of the engineered concrete slab foundation seven days prior to the final set, Ramtech was able to finish the building set in under seven hours and weather-in the rest of the structure. With the heavy spring rains causing site development delays all around the North Texas region, the speed of permanent modular construction using Ramtech’s Accelerated Building System has been essential in getting the project back on schedule by having the entire structure built and ready for installation as soon as the concrete slab was prepared. Even before the last modules were put in place, the plumbing manifolds, electrical and HVAC ductwork crossovers, fire sprinkler system, and secondary water barrier installations were already well underway. Ramtech is currently on schedule for a December finish on the four fully developed acres that house the 31,752 square foot project.
Ramtech Begins Module Set on Lifestyle Management’s Dallas (TX) Area Residential Reintegration Facility
The speed of permanent modular construction using Ramtech’s Accelerated Building System is on full display as Ramtech began setting the first of 37 modules last week for the new Dallas Transitional Center residential reintegration facility for Lifestyle Management Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma. To date 23 modular units have already been crane-set into place while the third and last concrete section for the final 14 modules is readied. The plumbing, fire sprinkler pipes, and secondary water barrier installation have also begun on the 31,752 square foot project, located 12 miles south of downtown Dallas on a ten acre portion of an existing 57 acre site owned by Dallas County. When complete, the building will accommodate up to 296 clients in a facility that includes four 50-man dorms, three 24-man dorms, one 24-woman dorm, two classrooms, a full commercial kitchen, and administrative office space. The modular building project includes four fully developed acres to accommodate the residential reintegration facility, 40 parking spaces, two basketball courts, and two covered pavilions.
As the rebuilding effort continues for the West Independent School District in West, Texas, Ramtech publicly announced that we completed the essential instructional and support facilities that were required for the District’s middle and high school students to start the 2013 school year on August 26. The temporary campus is comprised of 28 structures including 17 new relocatable modular buildings that are located on the West Middle School site that was destroyed by the massive fertilizer plant explosion on April 17 of this year. Ramtech designed, manufactured, and installed the 69,776 square foot modular construction project which 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. All of the buildings were built with a 26 gauge R-panel metal exterior, and have interiors that incorporate vinyl covered gypsum on the walls and vinyl composition tiles for the floors. We anticipate the special use facilities to be completed and operational prior to September 15. All of the modular school buildings for the $2.5 million project were leased through the Texas BuyBoard cooperative purchasing network and will be used for the next two years while new intermediate/middle and high schools facilities are constructed.
Ramtech continued to build on our recent success in the college market by securing a new $3.5 million contract to provide three new modular buildings to be located on the main campus of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. The modular building portion of the three facilities totals 37,778 square feet, all of which will be used for the relocation of three of the University’s programs currently housed in the Stovall and Scoular Halls. Both of these Halls are being demolished to make way for a new $130 million University Union which will begin construction in June of this year. With an enrollment of over 35,000 students, UNT’s current union was built in the 1960s and was designed for a campus population of 17,000. The University expects the new union to play an important role in enrollment recruitment and retention, along with providing faculty and staff with a facility capable of hosting conferences, professional seminars and events that can enhance the academic reputation of the college. (more…)
Ramtech Finishes Manufacturing and Installation of Modular Buildings for New 4-Story Barracks at Fort Sam Houston
This weekend Ramtech completed the manufacturing and installation of the modular buildings for the fifth and final phase of the MILCON Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Barracks that will be used by the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio,Texas. The project is part of a multiple task order under an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that was previously awarded to the Southwest Division of Hensel Phelps Construction Co. in Austin, Texas. Ramtech was designated as a strategic subcontractor responsible for the manufacture and installation of 152 individual modular sections that are being assembled to create the four-story 272 room barracks that will total 116,480 square feet. (more…)