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About Ramtech Building Systems

Ramtech Building Systems is a general contractor and commercial modular building manufacturer. Ramtech provides design, manufacturing, delivery and installation of permanent & relocatable modular buildings. Ramtech also offers construction services relative to the installation of the buildings as well as full site development.

Ramtech Completes New Modular Building Wing for Arlington Classics Academy Charter School

Posted on: July 15th, 2014 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has finished putting the final Arlington Classic Exteriortouches on a new $1.2 million 10-classroom modular building wing addition for Arlington Classics Academy of Arlington, TX. The new modular school building was built using Ramtech’s traditional permanent modular construction method to provide for an 9,856 square foot facility that will accommodate additional 7th and 8th grade students at the Arlington Classics’ middle school campus. The school will now begin moving in the furnishings in order to have the facility operational prior to the start of the 2014-2015 academic school year next month. (more…)

Ramtech Moves to Start Production of Avalon ISD Permanent Modular Building

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has received the notice of acceptance from Avalon (TX) ISD for the lump sum proposal part of the design-build contact for the permanent modular construction of a 4,480 square foot classroom wing addition for the North-central Texas school district’s high school campus.  The $912,000 four classroom modular school building will be installed at grade level on a concrete stem wall foundation adjacent to the school’s existing structure and connected via a walkway with covered canopy. The facility will utilize a parapet type exterior wall which will incorporate a brick exterior finish designed to integrate with the look of the existing building. Ramtech has been contracted to provide all of the civil design services, as well as integrating the existing fire alarm system with the new modular building. We will also be responsible for redesigning and constructing a new bus lane for the school to accommodate the increased traffic. The manufacturing of the building modules is scheduled to begin during the second week of July, then the five floor sections will be crane-set and installed by August 15th. Ramtech expects to have the entire project completed prior to the end of September.

Work Begins on Redwater ISD’s New Permanent Modular Building

Posted on: June 10th, 2014 by (No Comments)

The manufacturing and site preparation activities have begun on Redwater Independent School District’s new 18,348 square foot middle school facility. The new modular school building will employ Ramtech’s Accelerated Building System, a permanent modular construction process which provides for a modular building that utilizes a poured-in-place five inch concrete slab as the building’s structural floor. The $2.7 million project will provide Redwater ISD with a new state of the art facility featuring 13 standard classrooms, three large instructional spaces with dedicated storage areas, a teachers work/break room, two student restroom groupings, faculty toilets, and a central corridor with 300 lockers. The building will incorporate a full masonry exterior, rigid panel steel roofing, and extensive window glazing. The manufacturing of the 20 module sections will be completed this week, then they will then be shipped to the job site for installation via crane-setting beginning the first week of July.  Ramtech expects the design-build construction project to be completed by the middle of September.

University of Texas at Dallas Adds Two Ramtech Modular Building Complexes for Bio and Mechanical Engineering Programs

Posted on: May 24th, 2014 by (No Comments)

Ramtech continued to build on our recent success in the public college and university market by securing a new $1.6 million contract to provide two new modular buildings that will be located on the main campus of the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas.  UTD will purchase the two 8,736 square foot facilities for $1.6 million and use them as temporary teaching labs in the University’s Bio and Mechanical Engineering Departments. Ramtech will begin installation of both buildings in June, and expects to complete the project by July 15, 2014. (more…)

Texas Department of Insurance Decision to Affect the Use of Portable Classrooms

Posted on: April 25th, 2014 by (No Comments)

 There has been a decision by the Texas Department of Insurance that directly impacts the use of portable classrooms by school districts in the fourteen counties that make up the coastal bend in south Texas.  This decision removes one of the most important aspects for using a portable classroom building, namely its ability to be portable and relocated economically. This decision is based on the strictest interpretation of the International Building Code by the Department of Insurance.  At the center of the issue is the lack of definition and thus acceptance of a building that uses a temporary foundation that does not conform to the established foundation requirements in the building code.  The code assumes that all buildings are permanent unless they are classified as temporary, which the code then specifies a limit of use to 180 days. (more…)

Ramtech Hits Modular Building Institute 30-Year Milestone

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by (No Comments)

Modular Building InstituteAt 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…)

Ramtech Wins MBI Awards of Distinction for West ISD Modular Buildings

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by (No Comments)

Ramtech received a first place award in the Relocatable Modular Education Over 10,000 Square Feet category at the Modular Building Institute’s World of Modular annual convention and tradeshow held at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort March 21-24 in San Antonio, Texas. The award was for the instructional and support facilities we built for the West (TX) ISD.  The modular school project serves as the District’s middle and high school campus which are temporarily replacing the permanent buildings that were destroyed by the massive fertilizer plant explosion on April 17 of last year. Ramtech took just 90 days to complete the new campus which is located on the existing West Middle School site.  The interim campus is part of the first phase of The Restore West ISD building program which comprises 28 separate structures including 17 new relocatable modular buildings that were designed, manufactured, and installed by Ramtech.  The 69,776 square foot modular construction project 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. (more…)

Setting the Record Straight on Design-Build Modular Construction for Texas Schools

Posted on: March 27th, 2014 by (No Comments)

Why do school districts in Texas as well as many architectural firms believe that design-build is not a superior method of contracting for public school construction?  The arguments often center on the schools not knowing the final cost of the project until it is completed; that many school projects come in over budget; and that the design-build team will lower the quality of the construction in order to meet the district’s budget. While this could be an issue with some common applications of design-build that other companies take, Ramtech has developed a vertically integrated permanent modular construction approach to design-build that eliminates these concerns while providing a less expensive school facility which can be completed faster than using the design-bid-build or construction manager delivery methods. (more…)

Redwater ISD Approves Ramtech Proposal for New Permanent Modular Building

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by (No Comments)

During their scheduled board meeting on February 24, 2014 the Redwater Independent School District’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Ramtech’s lump sum proposal for the construction of a new 18,348 square foot middle school. The new modular school building will employ Ramtech’s Accelerated Building System, a permanent modular construction process which provides for a modular building that utilizes a poured-in-place five inch concrete slab as the building’s structural floor. The approval of the lump sum proposal now paves the way for the construction portion of the design-build project to begin.

Ramtech’s two-step approach to design-build construction provides for a fixed fee design that enables us to determine the actual construction costs. These costs are then presented to the school district in the form of a lump sum proposal. If the lump sum proposal is accepted, construction can begin. If they are rejected, then the district is only out the amount of the fixed design fee. This approach provides Texas ISD’s with a low-risk way to take advantage of one of the many benefits that design-build construction offers.

Redwater ISD’s $2.7 million project will provide them with a new state of the art facility that includes 13 standard classrooms, three large instructional spaces with dedicated storage areas, a teachers work/break room, two student restroom groupings, faculty toilets, and a central corridor with 300 lockers. The building also features a full masonry exterior, rigid panel steel roofing, and extensive glazing. Construction is slated to begin the week of March 10, with a scheduled completion in September of this year.

Randy Van Zandt appointed Vice President of Construction for Ramtech

Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by ()

Ramtech is pleased to announce that Randy Van Zandt has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Construction. In his new role, Randy will be in charge of managing the day-to-day modular construction operations, all in-house construction personnel, and subcontractor relationships. He will also be responsible for developing the construction department budgets, and will work closely with our sales and estimating departments to insure that our client needs and expectations are being met.  Randy will continue to report to Linc Moss, Ramtech’s President. (more…)