Ramtech announced through PRWeb that the University of Texas at Dallas has begun occupying the two modular buildings that we installed at the university’s main campus in Richardson. The university purchased the two 8,736 square foot facilities for $1.6 million and will use them as teaching labs in the University’s Bio and Mechanical Engineering Departments. The modular school buildings each have a slightly different interior configuration, with the Bio Engineering facility using a five classroom layout while the Mechanical Engineering building incorporates one large classroom, three standard size classrooms, and restrooms that serve the faculty and students from both buildings.The interiors incorporate a textured and painted finish on the walls, along with vinyl composition tile flooring. Both buildings have sprinkler systems to meet the required fire safety code, and their DX split mechanical systems were integrated into the University’s existing AAON HVAC equipment. The modular buildings are installed on a semi-recessed grade beam foundation and utilize a corrugated metal finish exterior painted using an UltraCrete textured coating. Using our traditional permanent modular construction, the project was designed to integrate the buildings with the site constructed concrete steps, decks and ramps to give them an appearance that matches the surrounding structures. The school personnel we worked with have told us that they expect the move-in process to be completed prior to the end of 2014.
Originally opened in 1969, UT Dallas quickly became one of the best research institutions in Texas, and now offers 133 degree programs in a convenient local setting that attracts some of the brightest minds in science, math, and engineering. By offering high-caliber instruction with an ever-expanding breadth of degree programs, the University is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 tuition values in the United States. In addition to the $3.8 million UT Dallas budgeted to complete the modular building project, they also have an extensive capital improvements program aimed at upgrading and modernizing additional areas around the university’s campus.