Ramtech has recently received another order from Cleveland Independent School District for an additional two eight-classroom relocatable modular buildings for its Cleveland Middle School campus. This will bring the total number of Ramtech’s standard portable and multiple classroom wings installed this year at the district’s elementary, middle, and high school campuses to seven buildings. We will complete the manufacturing of the two new facilities this week, and expect to complete the installation phase by the middle of October. As with the previous facilities, the modular school buildings will utilize R-Panel metal siding for the exteriors, with vinyl covered gypsum walls and vinyl composition tile flooring in the interiors. (more…)
A very positive review of the current state of the modular construction industry and the future outlook for it was recently published in The Architect’s Newspaper. The article quotes the The National Real Estate Investor which showed that in the last five years the modular construction industry has doubled in size to over $8 billion. The increased productivity and lower overall design and construction costs were indicated as the most significant factors in the choice of using modular construction for commercial projects. The article also references the 2018 Commercial Construction Index economic indicator, a report jointly published by USG Corporation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that tracks trends in commercial construction. It showed that more than 70 percent of surveyed contractors see eight distinct benefits in using modular construction including increases in efficiency, productivity, safety, and quality, while reducing risk, costs, material waste, and construction times. The reduction in the overall project timeline also leads to an increase in the opportunity costs by allowing revenue-earning buildings to begin doing so faster than facilities built using other construction methods. The whole article can be viewed here.
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…)
The Mansfield Chamber Of Commerce’s recently added a 30-second corporate video produced for Ramtech to their corporate website. Developed in association with Rochester, New York-based CGI Communications, the video highlights Ramtech’s design-build capabilities and our three types of construction for relocatable modular buildings, and pier and beam and slab on grade permanent modular construction. Ramtech was fortunate to have had the Denver International Airport all-steel construction project online during the time the video was shot. Additionally, Ramtech employees and several finished photos of our more prominent projects were also used in the CGI narrated video. CGI Communications has an extensive track record of developing corporate videos as part of their Community Video Project, a program designed to streamline communication and strengthen communities through local economic development corporations and chambers of commerce throughout the country. The program provides, at no cost to the municipality, complete production services including script writing, filming, editing, music and voiceovers, as well as hosting and streaming of all the video content.
Ramtech Building Systems, Mansfield, TX has announced that the company has completed work on a new 2,880 square foot permanent modular building for Payne Auto Group. The new prefabricated building will be used as a pre-owned sales center at the auto dealership’s Harlingen, Texas location. An identical building is also planned for the company’s Edinburg, Texas location, along with two other permanent modular buildings slated for the dealership’s Mission and Brownsville Mitsubishi Dealerships. Using permanent modular construction with a concrete stem wall and grade beam foundation system, the latter two buildings will also function as showrooms with the capability to park two to three cars inside the buildings.