Posts Tagged ‘Major Projects’

Ramtech to Begin Work on New Permanent Modular Building for Arlington (TX) Classics Academy Charter School

Posted on: May 12th, 2016 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has received a notice to proceed from Arlington Classics Academy to begin the manufacturing and construction of a new 37,329 square foot prefabricated school building that will located on the charter school’s eleven acre campus in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas. The design-build project will be built using our Accelerated Building System (ABS) construction method and will provide space for up to 192 students in grades three thru five.  Once completed, the facility will provide space for 24 standard classrooms and five special use classrooms for the school’s art, music, speech, and special education programs. The building will also include a full cafeteria and kitchen, administrative offices for the staff and counselors, a library annex and tutoring center with learning lab, and a 3,000 square foot multipurpose exercise room with its own dedicated heating and cooling zone.  The requirements for the new building call for full site development including two acres of additional paving which will help ease the amount of vehicular traffic on the main feeder road during student drop-off and pickup. An existing legacy grove of pecan trees has also been integrated into the site design to maintain the original aesthetics of the site location while preventing the need for their removal.  The Type V wood frame structure will be wrapped in a 100% masonry exterior using brick and split-faced block, with stucco applied to the accented areas. Parapet walls ranging in height from 13 to 18 feet will enhance the buildings aesthetics while also meeting the design requirements of the city of Dalworthington Garden.  Manufacturing of the building sections have already begun and the site work is scheduled to begin the week of May 9th.  Once the manufacturing and site work is complete, the crane setting of the 45 modular sections that make up the structure will be set onto the concrete slab during the first week of August. The project has an anticipated completion date of January 15, 2017.

Ramtech Moving Rapidly Through Building Finish-out on Lifestyle Management’s Dallas (TX) Area Residential Reintegration Facility

Posted on: November 16th, 2015 by (No Comments)

Lifestyle building under constructionRamtech is now moving quickly through the building finish-out phase for the new Dallas Transitional Center residential reintegration facility for Lifestyle Management Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma. The brick wainscot and caps have been applied to the building exterior and interior painting has begun. Electrical crews have completed wiring from the main distribution panel to the interior sub-panels and the plumbing contractor has begun installation of several showers and other fixtures. Ramtech is currently pushing for a December finish on the 31,752 square foot project located on a ten acre portion of an existing Dallas County-owned 57 acre site 12 miles south of downtown Dallas. When complete, the building will accommodate up to 296 clients in a facility that includes four 50-man dorms, three 24-man dorms, one 24-woman dorm, two classrooms, a full commercial kitchen, and administrative office space.

Ramtech Completes Module Set and Begins Finish-out on Lifestyle Management’s Dallas (TX) Area Residential Reintegration Facility

Posted on: October 1st, 2015 by (No Comments)

Module set
Ramtech is now hitting all cylinders after setting the last 14 modules on Wednesday of last week for the new Dallas Transitional Center residential reintegration facility for Lifestyle Management Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma.  After pouring the final section of the engineered concrete slab foundation seven days prior to the final set, Ramtech was able to finish the building set in under seven hours and weather-in the rest of the structure.  With the heavy spring rains causing site development delays all around the North Texas region, the speed of permanent modular construction using Ramtech’s Accelerated Building System has been essential in getting the project back on schedule by having the entire structure built and ready for installation as soon as the concrete slab was prepared. Even before the last modules were put in place, the plumbing manifolds, electrical and HVAC ductwork crossovers, fire sprinkler system, and secondary water barrier installations were already well underway. Ramtech is currently on schedule for a December finish on the four fully developed acres that house the 31,752 square foot project.

Ramtech Begins Module Set on Lifestyle Management’s Dallas (TX) Area Residential Reintegration Facility

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 by (No Comments)

Lifestyle Module SetThe speed of permanent modular construction using Ramtech’s Accelerated Building System is on full display as Ramtech began setting the first of 37 modules last week for the new Dallas Transitional Center residential reintegration facility for Lifestyle Management Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma. To date 23 modular units have already been crane-set into place while the third and last concrete section for the final 14 modules is readied.  The plumbing, fire sprinkler pipes, and secondary water barrier installation have also begun on the 31,752 square foot project, located 12 miles south of downtown Dallas on a ten acre portion of an existing 57 acre site owned by Dallas County. When complete, the building will accommodate up to 296 clients in a facility that includes four 50-man dorms, three 24-man dorms, one 24-woman dorm, two classrooms, a full commercial kitchen, and administrative office space.  The modular building project includes four fully developed acres to accommodate the residential reintegration facility, 40 parking spaces, two basketball courts, and two covered pavilions.

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.