Ramtech received a first place award in the Relocatable Education category at the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) 2016 World of Modular annual convention and trade show held March 17-20 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, California. The award was for the teaching labs we built for the University’s Bio and Mechanical Engineering Departments. Ramtech took just 90 days to complete the two 8,736 square foot facilities which were installed on a semi-recessed grade beam foundation using our traditional permanent modular construction approach. The buildings utilize a corrugated metal finish exterior painted using an UltraCrete textured coating, and were designed with site constructed concrete steps, decks, and ramps to give them an appearance that matches the surrounding structures. 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. 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. With this award, Ramtech has now had 20 commercial modular building projects recognized for their construction excellence by the MBI’s Awards of Distinction Program which recognizes building excellence in several market categories for both relocatable and permanent building applications. The awards are judged by an independent panel of building design and construction experts on architectural excellence, technical innovation & sustainability, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete. To view all the winning entries and see a sample of the latest in innovative approaches using relocatable and permanent modular construction, click here to head over to the MBI’s 2016 Awards of Distinction page.