Posts Tagged ‘Modular Construction’

ENR Highlights the Trend Toward Modular and Prefab Construction

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by (No Comments)

At the end of last month, ENR.com posted on their Marketropolis opinion blog a comprehensive list of 31 trends that A/E/C firms should be tracking which are impacting the construction industry. Compiled from an email discussion of construction industry experts and professionals, there was broad consensus on the growing adoption BIM, the continued evolution of sustainable and lean construction, and an inevitable move towards modular and prefab construction becoming the norm.  The post cites the recognized benefits that modular construction brings including the greater control, increased safety, and reduced risk of factory construction, along with allowing for an expedited project delivery that clients are demanding. The whole post can be viewed here.

Modular Construction Training in the Classroom

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by (No Comments)

With support from the Modular Building Institute, the main trade association representing  the commercial modular building industry, a $10 million federal grant will be shared by five colleges in Florida to provide training and education for the commercial modular construction industry. The grant is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The curriculum will provide skills, training, and education for the manufactured construction industry through a program called TRAMCON, short for Florida Training for Manufactured Construction. The forecasted growth and adoption of permanent modular construction across many markets coincides with a projected shortage of over two million skilled workers by 2017 for site built construction. This shift toward offsite manufacturing and prefabricated construction will require increased training through a nationally recognized certification program that will be part of both two and four year degree programs offered by Florida’s state colleges and universities. More information about the program and the recent award of $1.47 million to the construction program at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida can be found here.

Innovation Academy and UT Tyler Celebrate New Modular Building

Posted on: November 4th, 2014 by (No Comments)

Ramtech was honored to attend an appreciation luncheon recently held at the new 17,280 square foot modular building we provided to Innovation Academy on the Longview campus of UT Tyler in Longview, TX.  Jesse Acosta, Vice President for Administration & Chief Business Officer for UT Tyler recognized the hard work and effort on behalf of Ramtech, designer Adams Engineering-Design Consultants, general contractor Nouveau Construction, and all of the UT Tyler and Innovation Academy personnel that were involved in the permanent modular construction project. Working with a very aggressive construction schedule, Ramtech was responsible for the design, manufacture, and installation of the buildings. We began setting the module sections on July 17 and were able to finish the building and turn it over to the University on August 18. (more…)

Ramtech Awarded Contract from the City of Austin (TX) Watershed Protection Department for Sustainable Modular Office Building

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has received a contract award from the City of Austin to provide an 8,064 square foot modular office building that will be located at the City’s Watershed Protection Department. The new facility will provide space for 14 private offices, a conference room, a large training classroom, and restrooms with showers and adjacent locker areas. The project will also incorporate a number of sustainable features into the building’s design and construction, beginning with the use of Ramtech’s traditional permanent modular construction approach. (more…)

University of Texas at Dallas Begins Classes in new Modular Buildings from Ramtech

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by (No Comments)

University of Texas at DallasRamtech announced through PRWeb that the University of Texas at Dallas has begun occupying the two modular buildings that we installed at the university’s main campus in Richardson.  The university purchased the two 8,736 square foot facilities for $1.6 million and will use them as teaching labs in the University’s Bio and Mechanical Engineering Departments.  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. (more…)

Ramtech Finishes Design Work on Lifestyle Management’s Dallas Residential Reintegration Facility

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by (No Comments)

Lifestyle Management Dallas Transitional CenterRamtech has announced that Lifestyle Management Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma has approved our design-build agreement to proceed to the first phase of a pre-construction design contract for a new 31,752 square foot residential reintegration facility capable of accommodating 296 clients.  Ramtech has completed both the civil and geo-tech design work and is now approximately 80% complete with the building design. Known as the Dallas Transitional Center, the modular building project will be located on unincorporated land owned by Dallas County approximately 12 miles south of downtown Dallas and will replace Lifestyle’s current 225-bed halfway house with a new facility designed, manufactured and constructed using Ramtech’s Accelerated Building System permanent modular construction method. (more…)

Ramtech Receives Notice of Award from Brackett ISD

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by (No Comments)

Brackett Final RenderingRamtech has announced that Brackett ISD has given us a notice of award for a design-build proposal that will provide for the modular construction of an 11,616 square foot freestanding classroom wing for the District’s high school campus.  Ramtech plans to employ the use of our traditional wood-framed permanent modular construction approach for a parapet wall designed facility that will incorporate a HardiePanel exterior with site applied Ultra-Crete finish. The heating and cooling will be accommodated with rooftop HVAC units mounted on a TPO covered roof. The interior floor plan will accommodate seven classrooms, two computer labs, two offices, content mastery room, an IT room, and student staff restrooms. Ramtech expects to have the project completed during March of 2015. (more…)

Pedernales Electric Opens New Modular Building From Ramtech

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by (No Comments)

Pedernales ElectricPedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) has opened the new modular office building that Ramtech built for the company’s existing Marble Falls, TX site. The new 2,255 square foot payment processing office will serve the company on an interim basis while Pedernales Electric evaluates plans to develop a new site in the future to meet their expected growth and customer service needs. The Type V wood frame structure features a canopy-covered vehicle drive-through with a bullet resistant teller window, along with an entrance to the facility that incorporates an ornate set of wood steps and ramps designed to meet all accessibility standards. Heating and cooling of the building is accommodated with a five-ton split system zoned to accommodate the walk-up payment lobby, a large office room, two open office areas, and a break room. The interior office areas are finished out with VCG walls and a combination of VCT and carpet floor coverings, while the exterior utilizes a factory applied HardiePanel fiber cement vertical siding. (more…)

Blue Ridge Methodist Selects Ramtech For New Modular Church Project

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by (No Comments)

First United Methodist Church of Blue Ridge, Texas has approved the design portion of Ramtech’s design-build proposal for the construction of a new 10,250 square foot modular church building that will be placed on the Church’s new 18 acre site.  The estimated $1.2 million project will be configured as an L-shaped structure in order to maximize the available space for a worship center, three offices, eight adult and children’s’ classrooms, and a daycare center. This will allow First United to replace their existing facility with a new modular building that can meet their current needs for the next three to five years. The Church ultimately plans to construct a permanent building complex which will then allow the modular building to be used exclusively by the youth ministry. Once the manufacturing of the modular sections begins, Ramtech expects to have the project completed in less than 120 days. (more…)

Ramtech Completes New Modular Building Wing for Arlington Classics Academy Charter School

Posted on: July 15th, 2014 by (No Comments)

Ramtech has finished putting the final Arlington Classic Exteriortouches on a new $1.2 million 10-classroom modular building wing addition for Arlington Classics Academy of Arlington, TX. The new modular school building was built using Ramtech’s traditional permanent modular construction method to provide for an 9,856 square foot facility that will accommodate additional 7th and 8th grade students at the Arlington Classics’ middle school campus. The school will now begin moving in the furnishings in order to have the facility operational prior to the start of the 2014-2015 academic school year next month. (more…)