The Modular Building Institute awarded Ramtech’s Roland Brown with the organization’s prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award at the trade association’s 35th annual World of Modular convention and trade show held March 22-25 in Hollywood, Florida. Roland received the award from Mike Slataper and Linc Moss who were both on hand during the convention’s awards banquet at the conclusion of the conference. In presenting the award, Linc remarked, “During his 37 year career, Roland Brown has created many unique structural designs helping Ramtech to be recognized as an innovator while contributing enormously to the technical evolution of the commercial modular industry.” The MBI’s Outstanding Achievement Award is given annually to one individual honoring their exemplary contribution and service to the commercial modular building industry and to the Modular Building Institute. (more…)
Ramtech Charter School Project Recognized with an MBI Awards of Distinction at the 2018 World of Modular Convention
Ramtech has received another Awards of Distinction trophy at this year’s Modular Building Institute World of Modular convention and trade show in Hollywood, Florida. Ramtech received an honorable mention trophy in the permanent category for the campus expansion project built for Arlington Classics Academy of Arlington, Texas. Located on the charter school’s eleven acre Dalworthington Gardens, Texas campus, the 37,329 square foot slab-on-grade permanent modular construction design-build project features 24 standard classrooms able to accommodate up to 528 additional elementary school students in the third through fifth grades. 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. (more…)
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 will once again be entering two modular building entries into this year’s Awards of Distinction program at the Modular Building Institute’s World of Modular convention and trade show being held at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa March 17-20 in Tucson, Arizona. Ramtech will look to build on last year’s win for the University Of Texas Dallas teaching labs project by entering modular construction projects in both the Relocatable Modular and Permanent Modular categories in this year’s competition. The 31,752 square foot Dallas Transitional Center residential reintegration facility that we built for Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has been entered in the Permanent Institutional or Assembly Category, while the temporary modular school campus completed for Deweyville Independent School District was placed in the Relocatable Education category. Ramtech will also be entering in the Marketing Multimedia category, our recently completed time-lapse video of the CCA project that visually demonstrates the Floorless Permanent Modular Construction process. (more…)
Ramtech was pleased to host a tour of RMD’s manufacturing plant for the attendees of the Modular Building Institute’s Dallas Modular Construction Summit held on November 4th at the Hyatt Regency Dallas hotel and conference center. Ramtech’s Mike Slataper, Linc Moss, Roland Brown, and Gary White fielded questions and provided attendees with a perspective on how we approach the manufacturing of relocatable and permanent modular buildings as design-build construction company. Prior to the attendees arriving by bus at our Mansfield headquarters, Linc Moss gave a presentation on project delivery methods and the pros and cons of using them for modular construction. Linc also provided an in-depth discussion of the Texas rules and regulations on the design-build project delivery system and how Ramtech approaches it. The event, open to both MBI members and the general public, drew a diverse audience that heard from industry experts about the latest trends, techniques, and benefits of offsite construction.
The Modular Building Institute awarded our Linc Moss with the organization’s prestigious Hall Of Fame Award at the industry trade association’s 2015 World of Modular annual tradeshow and conference held recently at the Bellagio Las Vegas Resort. Linc received the award from Mike Slataper, who also was a MBI Hall of Fame recipient back in 2010 and made the trip out to Las Vegas to make the special presentation. The MBI’s Hall Of Fame Award is the Association’s highest honor and is given out annually in recognition of those whose careers have been dedicated to improving and promoting the modular building industry, or whose acts have had a significant impact on the careers of others. The criteria for induction includes a minimum of 30 years in the industry with exemplary corporate citizenship through service to others, as well as helping to advance the industry in the areas of product design, financial management, marketing, production methods and efficiency or other areas that have added significantly to the industries competitiveness and success. (more…)
With support from the Modular Building Institute, the main trade association representing the commercial modular building industry, a $10 million federal grant will be shared by five colleges in Florida to provide training and education for the commercial modular construction industry. The grant is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The curriculum will provide skills, training, and education for the manufactured construction industry through a program called TRAMCON, short for Florida Training for Manufactured Construction. The forecasted growth and adoption of permanent modular construction across many markets coincides with a projected shortage of over two million skilled workers by 2017 for site built construction. This shift toward offsite manufacturing and prefabricated construction will require increased training through a nationally recognized certification program that will be part of both two and four year degree programs offered by Florida’s state colleges and universities. More information about the program and the recent award of $1.47 million to the construction program at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida can be found here.
At this year’s Modular Building Institute World of Modular Convention held March 21-24 at the J.W. Marriott Resort in San Antonio, Texas, Ramtech was recognized for 30 years of continuous membership and support of the MBI. Founded in 1983, the MBI is the international non-profit trade association serving commercial the modular construction industry. The MBI membership is made up of manufacturers, contractors, dealers and associates serving two distinct segments of the industry, permanent modular construction and relocatable buildings. The MBI actively promotes the expanded use of modular and off-site construction techniques as well as acting as an advocate on legislative issues in order to deflect unwarranted or onerous legislation and regulations harmful to the commercial modular industry. (more…)
When looking back at the history of commercial modular construction, an evolutionary change began to occur in the early ’80s when the industry was primarily controlled by several large modular leasing companies such as GE Modular Space, and several wholesale modular manufacturers, the largest being Cliff Industries. At that time the only successful multi-plant, direct sale manufacturer was a company called PBS. But things began to change in 1982, when a steady transformation of the modular industry started to take place led by the establishment of a small modular dealership known as Ramtech Modular Design. Within two years Ramtech had expanded its operations by opening and developing its own modular manufacturing plant in the growing city of Mansfield, Texas. At that time Ramtech’s mission was simple – stay profitable and remain financially strong, treat its employees well, and provide its customers with the best value engineered modular buildings available. This focus on the fundamentals not only helped Ramtech to prosper, but also supported the development of the modular industry and contributed to the growth of the city of Mansfield. (more…)
Ramtech received a first place award in the Temporary Education over 10,000 Square Feet category at the Modular Building Institute’s 30th annual convention and tradeshow held this month at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. The award was for the recently completed 24,500 square foot modular school campus for charter school operator KIPP Delta Public Schools in Blytheville, Arkansas. Ramtech took just 120 days to complete a new campus that included 16 elementary school classrooms, 8 middle school classrooms, a food service-cafeteria, and an administration building. The key to the rapid completion of the project was the use of Ramtech’s modular building system which saved KIPP both time and money when compared to traditional site construction. (more…)