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Ramtech Completes Modular Building Project for Aldine ISD

Posted on: June 10th, 2013 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has now completed the four new modular cafeteria buildings originally ordered in February of this year for the Houston-area Aldine Independent School District.  Together totaling 41,216 square feet, two modular buildings were installed at the District’s Nimitz and MacArthur High Schools for use as interim facilities while the renovation of each school’s existing cafeterias are taking place.  Ramtech began the manufacturing phase of the $1.9 million modular construction project prior to the end of February and started the site activities during the first part of March.  Since the buildings were completed, Aldine ISD began providing food service to their students prior to the end of the school year and will continue to do so through-out their summer program. (more…)

Aldine ISD Chooses Ramtech’s Modular Buildings During Cafeteria Renovations

Posted on: February 18th, 2013 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has continued to build on its success in the public school sector by securing a new $1.9 million contract to provide four new modular cafeteria buildings to the Aldine Independent School District in Houston, Texas.  Totaling 41,216 square feet, two modular buildings will be installed at both Nimitz and MacArthur High Schools for use as interim facilities while the renovation of the existing cafeterias takes place.  Ramtech will begin the manufacturing phase of the modular construction project prior to the end of February, and will commence the site activities at the beginning of March. We expect to complete the project by April 12th, which will give Aldine ISD ample time to prepare the facilities to begin food service to their students by May 1st. (more…)

Modular Schools for Growing School Districts

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

For over 30 years Ramtech has provided schools throughout the southwest with portable classroom buildings. Typically Ramtech keeps over 50 two-classroom buildings (often referred to as double classrooms or portables) both with and without restrooms in inventory for immediate delivery to public, private, and charter schools.  As the largest supplier of portable classrooms in the Southwest, what many schools don’t realize is that Ramtech is also a major supplier of both standard and custom multiple classroom buildings, facilities that include up to 4 to 16 classrooms per building. (more…)

Modular Construction Support for Private and Faith-Based Schools

Posted on: September 29th, 2012 by (No Comments)

With most public schools currently challenged by a lack of funding and inflexible regulations, private and faith-based schools are growing rapidly.  The biggest challenge these educators have is the cost of design and construction for new schools or the expansion of their existing campuses.  The answer for many is modular construction. Using Ramtech’s approach, a faith-based school can receive a high quality educational facility faster, and much less expensive than with site construction.  Ramtech can also provide full design, manufacturing, and site construction, or we can work with the a designated design and construction team.  Modular buildings can be either permanent or temporary, using a raised pier and beam foundation or an engineered slab-on-grade concrete foundation. (more…)

Commercial Modular Buildings and Disaster Relief

Posted on: May 18th, 2012 by (No Comments)

For years, the commercial modular industry has provided temporary and permanent modular buildings to federal, state, and local authorities as a source of disaster relief for areas that were struck by hurricanes, tornadoes, and wild fires.  Many schools, hospitals, offices, and residential communities have benefited from modular buildings since they can be purchased or leased and can quickly be delivered and installed.  (more…)

University of Arkansas Adds Ramtech Modular Building

Posted on: April 22nd, 2012 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has now finished the manufacturing phase for a 3,249 square foot modular building that will be used as an education testing lab for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The modular construction project is being built under a job order contract (JOC) awarded to the Northwest Arkansas office of CDI Contractors, LLC, with architectural and design assistance provided by Miller Boskus Lack Architects, P. A., both of Fayetteville. (more…)

First Baptist Church Frisco Chooses Ramtech Modular Buildings

Posted on: April 8th, 2012 by (No Comments)

Ramtech made the announcement this week of another large contract for the design, manufacture, and installation of three new modular buildings for First Baptist Church in Frisco, Texas. This continues a string of new projects that have been secured through our continued focus on developing modular church building projects for faith-based organizations. Ramtech was chosen to provide the new facilities in order to meet the demand for additional space because of the churches rapidly growing congregation. The modular church buildings will accommodate FBC Frisco’s requirements for a second worship center, adult classrooms, and additional office and administrative space for the ministry staff. (more…)

Modular Buildings Aid KIPP Charter School Development

Posted on: January 16th, 2012 by (No Comments)

The charter school building boom continues on. Ramtech announced this week that we have secured a new contract for the design, fabrication, and construction of five modular buildings for KIPP Delta Public Schools of Helena, Arkansas. The project will provide for three 8,100 square foot eight-classroom buildings, a 3,600 square foot food preparation and cafeteria facility, and a 3,600 square foot administrative office complex. The modular buildings will be delivered and installed prior to the start of the 2012-2013 academic school year at their new campus location in Blytheville, Arkansas. This will be Ramtech’s second modular school construction project for KIPP, one of the nation’s largest charter school providers serving more than 32,000 students at 109 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. The new campus location is part of a four-acre development designed by Stuck & Associates Architects of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Ramtech will provide the modular buildings as a subcontractor to Rowan Construction Services of Marianna, Arkansas the general contractor selected for the project. (more…)

Immanuel Lutheran Now Ready for Modular Building Project

Posted on: January 2nd, 2012 by (No Comments)

Some projects simply take a while to happen, but patience and perseverance generally win out in the end as it has for Ramtech on many occasions. Such is the case for a new design-build contract that we just secured for the design, fabrication, and construction of a 13,440 square foot 14-classroom modular building that will be delivered and installed for Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Scheduled for completion by the end of the second semester of the 2011–2012 school year, the new modular building will be used to support Immanuel Lutheran’s new full-day preschool program which will be moving from the main church building to the new facility. The building, which includes office space, a common play area, and break room along with the individual classrooms, will be built utilizing Ramtech’s traditional modular construction approach. The interior surfaces will feature vinyl covered walls and resilient tile flooring, while heating and cooling is achieved through the use of eight wall-mounted HVAC units zoned to provide the maximum in energy efficiency. Two sides of the exterior will incorporate a NICHIHA fiber-cement brick panel wainscot together with an elastomeric paint finish applied over HardiePanel for the top portion, with the remaining sides clad in a 26-gauge R-panel metal siding. (more…)

Fort Worth’s Covenant Classical Returns to Expand Their Modular Buildings

Posted on: December 23rd, 2011 by (No Comments)

In the modular construction business, having an opportunity to work with a client a second time requires an initial project that meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations. Most construction projects never go perfectly from start to finish, but you don’t often get a second chance if you don’t end up getting it right the first time. One of the many positive historical attributes associated with Ramtech is the fact that we have never failed to successfully complete a project. This track record has allowed us to not only win new projects but also gives us the opportunity to work with previous clients on their future building needs. This was the case with Covenant Classical School, a K-12 interdenominational classical Christian school founded in 1999 and located in far-west Fort Worth, Texas.  Three years ago after Covenant relocated to their present 36 acre campus, Ramtech was tasked with providing four buildings totaling 23,598 square feet. The project consisted of three 7,236 square foot buildings for their lower, middle, and upper schools as well as an in 1,890 square foot administrative office building. The lower school building provided for nine classrooms and a teachers lounge, while the middle school facility included seven classrooms, a music room, and locker space. The upper school building features a large assembly/lunchroom, with the science lab and four classrooms. Covenant now plans to expand by adding an addition to one of the classroom buildings to accommodate another 90 students on top of their current enrollment level of 226. Ramtech will once again provide all design-build services including manufacturing and installation of the additional modules as well as all site development including the civil design. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of spring 2012.

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Sabrina Queen works in Business Development for Ramtech Building Systems, serving the needs of the education market with temporary classroom facilities.  She has been in the modular building industry for over 20 years