Posts Tagged ‘Major Projects’

West (TX) ISD Starts School Year in New Ramtech Modular Buildings

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

As the rebuilding effort continues for the West Independent School District in West, Texas, Ramtech publicly announced that we completed the essential instructional and support facilities that were required for the District’s middle and high school students to start the 2013 school year on August 26.  The temporary campus is comprised of 28 structures including 17 new relocatable modular buildings that are located on the West Middle School site that was destroyed by the massive fertilizer plant explosion on April 17 of this year. Ramtech designed, manufactured, and installed the 69,776 square foot modular construction project which 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. All of the buildings were built with a 26 gauge R-panel metal exterior, and have interiors that incorporate vinyl covered gypsum on the walls and vinyl composition tiles for the floors. We anticipate the special use facilities to be completed and operational prior to September 15.  All of the modular school buildings for the $2.5 million project were leased through the Texas BuyBoard cooperative purchasing network and will be used for the next two years while new intermediate/middle and high schools facilities are constructed.

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University of North Texas Selects Ramtech’s Modular Buildings for Major Construction Project

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by (No Comments)

Ramtech continued to build on our recent success in the college market by securing a new $3.5 million contract to provide three new modular buildings to be located on the main campus of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  The modular building portion of the three facilities totals 37,778 square feet, all of which will be used for the relocation of three of the University’s programs currently housed in the Stovall and Scoular Halls. Both of these Halls are being demolished to make way for a new $130 million University Union which will begin construction in June of this year. With an enrollment of over 35,000 students, UNT’s current union was built in the 1960s and was designed for a campus population of 17,000. The University expects the new union to play an important role in enrollment recruitment and retention, along with providing faculty and staff with a facility capable of hosting conferences, professional seminars and events that can enhance the academic reputation of the college.  (more…)

Ramtech Finishes Manufacturing and Installation of Modular Buildings for New 4-Story Barracks at Fort Sam Houston

Posted on: January 30th, 2013 by (No Comments)

This weekend Ramtech completed the manufacturing and installation of the modular buildings for the fifth and final phase of the MILCON Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Barracks that will be used by the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio,Texas. The project is part of a multiple task order under an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that was previously awarded to the Southwest Division of Hensel Phelps Construction Co. in Austin, Texas.  Ramtech was designated as a strategic subcontractor responsible for the manufacture and installation of 152 individual modular sections that are being assembled to create the four-story 272 room barracks that will total 116,480 square feet.  (more…)

Limestone Shares Their Experience on Using Permanent Modular Construction

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

Ramtech recently went back to visit our first Accelerated Building System permanent modular construction project for the healthcare market located adjacent to the main hospital at Limestone Medical Center in the central Texas community of Groesbeck. We took along our video gear to record the thoughts and comments of Penny Gray, administrator and CEO at Limestone, as she reflected on how the 12,000 square foot modular building project was originally developed and what it was like to work with the Ramtech team. The interview took place inside the rural modular medical clinic that provides accommodations for seven physicians and an optometrist, including 20 exam rooms, four procedure rooms, medical records area, offices and retail space. Here is what Penny had to say in her own words:

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Gary White is Vice President of Sales & Estimating at Ramtech Building Systems, Inc.  He has been in the commercial modular industry for 33 years and is responsible for the management of all sales and estimating efforts across each of Ramtech’s key market segments: Education, Government, Medical, and Commercial.

Ramtech Completes Permanent Modular Construction Project for Blue Ridge ISD

Posted on: July 20th, 2012 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has now completed the construction phase on the new elementary school for the Blue Ridge ISD. To recap, the Blue Ridge job was a multi-stage permanent modular construction project. We first built an 18,088 square foot single-story middle school that provided for 12 classrooms, two science labs, and administrative office space. During the construction of the middle school, we started the site work to make way for the new two-story 28,200 square foot elementary school building.  The facility features 17 classrooms, two science labs, administrative office space, and a comprehensive library and media center. Each facility has integrated data, communication and alarm systems, and a mechanical and lighting system designed to accommodate the school district’s energy management system. Both modular buildings incorporate a masonry exterior with a split-faced block wainscot to match the other surrounding structures. (more…)

Ramtech to Build a Four Story Modular Barracks Building

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

Over the last ten years, Ramtech Building System has worked as a major subcontractor to Hensel Phelps Construction Company on numerous federal projects.   Recently, Hensel Phelps selected Ramtech to build a permanent modular barracks facility at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX.   Ramtech was chosen not only because its pricing was competitive, but it was clearly the most experienced modular construction contractor.    “We have designed, manufactured, and constructed sophisticated permanent modular buildings for the federal government since 1982, and our technical team that includes engineering, production, construction, safety, and quality control managers and employees are superior to any other modular company in the Southwest.”

The Fort Sam Houston project is a four story AIT barrack facility that will be utilized by the US Army.   It is 113,300 square feet and all design, manufacturing, and site construction is expected to be completed within 16 months.  Other modular construction projects completed by Ramtech for Hensel Phelps include:

  • Air Force Academy Colorado Springs: 20,000 sq ft transitional Medical Facility
  • Ft Hood Texas: 120,000 sq ft of Army Barracks for 4th Infantry Division
  • Ft Bliss Texas: 400,000 sq ft of Company Operations Facilities, US Army
  • Ft Polk Louisiana: 68,000 sq ft Army Operation Facilities, Foreign Security Transition Forces
  • Dallas, Texas, Love Field: 15,000 sq ft joint Administration offices Southwest Airlines & Dallas Aviation

These permanent modular building projects total 740,000 square feet and each and every project has been successfully completed on-time, on budget and accepted by the owner.

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Gary White is Vice President of Sales & Estimating at Ramtech Building Systems, Inc.  He has been in the commercial modular industry for 33 years and is responsible for the management of all sales and estimating efforts across each of Ramtech’s key market segments: Education, Government, Medical, and Commercial.

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

Ramtech Completes Phase Two Installation at Blue Ridge ISD

Posted on: October 9th, 2011 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has now completed the installation of the modular buildings for phase two of its permanent modular construction project for the Blue Ridge Independent School District in Blue Ridge, Texas. A new 27,192 square foot two-story elementary school complete with 17 classrooms, two science labs, administrative office space, and a comprehensive media center will be replacing an aging facility slated to be torn down. In August, Ramtech completed the first building in the project, an 18,088 square foot middle school built adjacent to the school districts high school complex. Both buildings utilized Ramtech’s Accelerated Building System Slab-on-Grade construction method, and were designed to match the other surrounding structures through the use of a full-height masonry exterior of split-faced block. The new elementary school is on schedule for a 2011 Christmas-break completion date, with occupancy to take place in February of 2012.

 

Mike Smith works in Business Development for Ramtech Building Systems, Inc.  He serves primarily the Education Market where he has experience in sales, estimating, and project management of permanent school facilities. Mike has worked in the construction industry for 36 years.

During Tough Economic Times: Why Ramtech Building Systems?

Posted on: September 17th, 2011 by (No Comments)

Recently, we wanted to learn what factors most influence a commercial, government, or institutional customer during challenging economic times. To do so, we called 20 of our previous customers to learn what was most important to them when they made their choice of a contractor on their commercial construction project. The group included schools, healthcare providers, and other commercial and government customers with projects that Ramtech completed within the first six months of 2011. These projects included both permanent and temporary modular buildings of various sizes and complexities. The responses generally revolved around the following areas in order of priority: (more…)

Ramtech Nears Completion at Hubbard

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by (No Comments)

As Ramtech nears completion of the project at Hubbard ISD, we wanted to share with our readers a brief description and some photographs taken recently.  The buildings utilize Ramtech’s Accelerated Building System which provides the speed, quality, and flexibility of prefabricated building components combined with the durability of an engineered slab-on-grade concrete foundation. This three building complex provides the District with (more…)