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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 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…)

Ramtech Releases Video Featuring West ISD Modular School Building Replacement Campus

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has released a new video that highlights the recently completed modular construction of the instructional and support facilities for the West (TX) ISD’s replacement middle and high school campus. Narrated by Dr. Marty Crawford, the District’s superintendent of schools, the video highlights the modular school buildings that are located on the West Middle School site which was destroyed by the massive fertilizer plant explosion on April 17 of last year. The temporary campus is comprised of 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.

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Annunciation Orthodox School Modular Building Video

Posted on: December 4th, 2013 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has released a new promotional video that highlights a five-classroom relocatable modular building recently designed, manufactured, and constructed for Annunciation Orthodox School in Houston, TX.  The new 6,400 square foot facility allowed Annunciation Orthodox to relocate their existing pre-K program from an older facility to the new modular school building as part of the private school’s long-range master plan. The modular construction project required the demolition of an existing building adjacent to the main campus structure which had been used as a storage facility for several years.

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Ramtech Releases Hico (TX) ISD Modular School Building Video

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has released an additional video testimonial that highlights the design, manufacture, and construction of an eight-classroom modular building recently built for the Hico Independent School District in Hico, TX.  The new 8,064 square foot facility was part of a modular construction project that included the purchase of the modular school building as well as leasing two of Ramtech’s industry-leading portable classrooms through the Texas BuyBoard cooperative purchasing network. As part of a district wide facility consolidation program the multiple classroom building was installed on an adjacent parking lot at the current junior high school location in order to accommodate pre-kindergarten and elementary school students. (more…)

Relocatable Modular Buildings and Permanent Modular Construction on Display at TASB

Posted on: September 24th, 2013 by (No Comments)

TASA/TASB Convention 2013Ramtech returns to the 53rd annual TASB/TASA Convention again this year, a conference we have been participating in for the last 25 years. We will be represented by both Sabrina Queen and Bill Barron who will showcase our relocatable modular buildings and permanent modular construction capabilities for Texas public schools in booths 317 & 319 on September 27-28 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

Since 1960, the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) have partnered to bring school board members and school administrators the state’s largest education-related convention. Representing more than 6,000 public school officials from over 1,000 independent school districts across the state, the conference always provides an ideal opportunity for us to follow-up with our huge number of past customers as well as potential clients in need of portable classrooms, multiple classroom buildings, and permanent facilities using our Accelerated Building System permanent modular construction method.

Ramtech’s Modular Buildings in the News

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 by (No Comments)

Ramtech’s ongoing effort to promote the use of relocatable modular buildings for standard portables and multiple classroom additions and expansions got a big boost on August 8 when KXAN TV, the Austin, TX NBC affiliate featured Ramtech in the stations weekly “In-Depth Set for School” series which runs every Thursday during the six o’clock news broadcast. Led by education reporter Erin Cargile, the series focuses on issues relating to public education in Texas. The August 8 edition focused on the use of portable classrooms and other relocatable modular school buildings which are in heavy demand this year with school districts all across the state. Linc Moss went on camera and provided the KXAN crew with a tour of both our manufacturing facility and the standard six-classroom demonstration facility that is installed here at our corporate campus. Interest in the use of relocatable modular buildings for education has continued to grow and is now part of the extensive facility planning for Austin ISD due to the partial rejection of the District’s bond election in May of this year. Video of the broadcast can be seen here: