Tuesday, 28 March 2017 by Ramtech Building Systems
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 Nearing Completion of Finish-out Phase On Arlington Classics Academy Permanent Modular Building
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 by Ramtech Building Systems
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.
The following is a page that was recently added to all of Ramtech’s websites (www.ramtechmodular.com, www.ramtecheducation.com, and www.ramtechmedical.com). As a design-build modular provider that produces three distinct product lines (relocatable modular buildings, permanent modular construction and pre-fabricated construction), the demands placed on our design group are significant. While there are many great manufacturing companies in this industry that produce outstanding projects, most specialize in a single product offering. Transitioning from something as simple as a portable classroom to a USACE multi-story Brigade / Battalion Headquarters building is not an easy chore. Seamlessly doing this year in and year out is a significant achievement and one that is often easy to overlook. For that reason, we felt a page devoted to our design capabilities was in order. (more…)
Ramtech has completed the construction on the Dallas Transitional Center residential reintegration facility that we built for Lifestyle Management Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma. Located 12 miles south of downtown Dallas, the 31,752 square foot 296 bed facility was designed, manufactured, and constructed using our Accelerated Building System permanent modular construction method. Located on ten acres of unincorporated land owned by Dallas County, the new facility replaced Lifestyle’s previous 225-bed halfway house in Dallas. The building layout provides for four 50-man dorms, three 24-man dorms, one 24-woman dorm, two activity rooms, a full commercial kitchen, and administrative office space in both wings. Ramtech was responsible for the full site development of the four acres required to accommodate the building, 40 parking spaces, basketball courts, and two covered pavilions. The Dallas Transitional Center contracts with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to provide halfway house residents with case management, employment placement and reintegration services. The program also provides meals and transportation to treatment programs, jobs, and medical appointments.
Ramtech was proud to play a part in the recent groundbreaking ceremony at Arlington Classics Academy for the new 37,329 square foot prefabricated school building that will located on the charter school’s eleven acre campus in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas. Ramtech team members Gary Davenport, Jeff Ward, Randy Van Zandt, Gary Pitts, Stewart Richardson, and Steve Sickman were part of several invited guests that included local elected officials, ACA board trustees, and other community members. The event coincided with the start of the site work on the design-build project that will be built using Ramtech’s Accelerated Building System (ABS) construction method. Once it’s complete, the new facility will provide additional space for up to 192 students in grades three thru five. Manufacturing of the building sections will be finished prior to the end of June and once the site preparation is complete the crane setting of the 45 modular sections that make up the structure will be set onto a concrete slab during the first week of August. The project has an anticipated completion date of January 15, 2017.
Ramtech is moving into the final phase of construction on the new high school facility we are building for the Randolph Field (TX) Independent School District. The design-build contract called for Ramtech to provide complete turnkey services to the district using our Accelerated Building System (ABS) prefabricated construction method for a 47,448 square foot two-story facility. The metal portion of the exterior finish application is now 75% complete and the masonry portion will begin next week. The interior finishes have been applied and the floor coverings are also slated to be installed beginning next week. To make way for the new $7.3 million school building, the school district demolished two existing structures which were removed during the spring of last year. The design of the new structure provides space for 23 classrooms, an eighth grade science center, two computer labs, two student commons, and an administrative area with offices, counseling suite, and a nurse station. The facility will also include four high school level labs for physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science all situated around a common central preparation area with chemical storage capability. In addition to the brick and split-faced block masonry on the first floor, the building’s exterior design includes a high profile custom-colored architectural metal siding in horizontal and vertical orientations designed to highlight the building entrances and complement the finishes of the existing campus structures. High-efficiency gas-fired rooftop HVAC units will provide the heating and cooling on the second floor of the building, with zoned electrical HVAC units for the first floor. Ramtech expects to complete the project by July 1.
Ramtech to Begin Work on New Permanent Modular Building for Arlington (TX) Classics Academy Charter School
Thursday, 12 May 2016 by Ramtech Building Systems
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.
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 by Ramtech Building Systems
Ramtech was able to get out to Blue Ridge over the holiday and photograph the $1.51 million modular church building we designed and built for First United Methodist Church. Built using our traditional wood-framed permanent modular construction approach, the 10,250 square foot L-shaped facility was recently installed on the Church’s 20-acre site providing them space for a worship center, three offices, eight adult and children’s classrooms, and a daycare center. The church plans to sell their previous facility and property while using the new facility for an interim period until a separate sanctuary and chapel are built adjacent to the modular building. As the general contractor for the project, Ramtech managed all of the site preparation for the new building and parking lot, including the extension and connection of the utilities and the installation of a pad-on-grade foundation. A HardiePanel embossed stucco siding with an elastomeric paint finish was used for the exterior, while the interior was finished with vinyl covered gypsum wall coverings, commercial grade carpet and vinyl composition tile flooring, and a lay-in tile ceiling in the classroom and office areas. The worship area, which also serves the church as a fellowship hall, incorporates a vaulted ceiling with exposed architectural ductwork all painted flat black. Ramtech also provided all of the wood steps, ramps, and landings for the building.
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 by Ramtech Building Systems
Ramtech is now featuring as part of our project portfolio the $1.5 million eight-classroom facility we recently completed for the Melissa (TX) Independent School District. Built using our traditional wood-framed permanent modular construction approach, the 9,018 square foot project is located in the middle school area of the District’s combined campus. The parapet wall design of the building incorporates a full masonry exterior which complements the look of the school’s existing structures while also providing screening of the roof mounted HVAC units. Ramtech constructed the building with a grade level appearance which allowed for sidewalks and a covered walkway leading to the adjacent building. The interior of the facility includes commercial grade carpeting throughout the building, and each classroom incorporates a black painted accent wall for featuring student work and achievements. Ramtech was also responsible for all of the site work on the project including the extension and connection of the utilities. The manufacturing of the modular school building and site preparation began in late May and the project was finished in the early Fall.
Ramtech Moving Rapidly Through Building Finish-out on Lifestyle Management’s Dallas (TX) Area Residential Reintegration Facility
Monday, 16 November 2015 by Ramtech Building Systems
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.