Ramtech Adds Design Assist Services to Teaming and Partnering Program for Modular Building Projects

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Design-build commercial modular construction firm Ramtech Building Systems has announced a new program aimed at promoting the company's innovative Accelerated Building System (ABS) permanent modular building approach through the use of design assist engineering services to general contractors and other design professionals. The new initiative is part of Ramtech's long-term emphasis on developing teaming and partnering arrangements to develop large scale public sector and permanent building projects utilizing the cost effective and time saving ABS method. Targeted at education, healthcare, and other commercial building applications, the program will focus on developing key relationships with contractors and other commercial building professionals who are looking for a partner that can provide design assist expertise for structural and MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) engineering with the goals of reducing costs and facilitating a fast track project implementation through the use of Ramtech's ABS permanent modular construction process.

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By providing services such as design assist, Ramtech can act as more than just a modular building supplier or general contractor

Design-build commercial modular construction firm Ramtech Building Systems has announced a new program aimed at promoting the company's innovative Accelerated Building System (ABS) permanent modular building approach through the use of design assist engineering services to general contractors and other design professionals. The new initiative is part of Ramtech's long-term emphasis on developing teaming and partnering arrangements to develop large scale public sector and permanent building projects utilizing the cost effective and time saving ABS method. Targeted at education, healthcare, and other commercial building applications, the program will focus on developing key relationships with contractors and other commercial building professionals who are looking for a partner that can provide design assist expertise for structural and MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) engineering with the goals of reducing costs and facilitating a fast track project implementation through the use of Ramtech's ABS permanent modular construction process.

By focusing on the practical applications and the potential uses of the ABS process by itself or in combination with other site construction alternatives, Ramtech will be able to provide general contractors and other building design professionals with additional versatility through the use of permanent modular construction in their project design approaches. An example of how the combination of Ramtech’s design-assist engineering services and the ABS process can produce an exceptional value for the building owner occurred when St. Joseph Regional Health Center decided they needed to add an urgent care facility in College Station, Texas. Ramtech was chosen to become part of St. Joseph’s project team by working with their architect firm Ameritex Studio, and Vaughn Construction, the Construction Manager for the project. Because Ramtech’s ABS process was superior to any other modular building system in the Southwest, their in-house design team was the most qualified to provide a design assist engineering role. In order to lower cost, St. Joseph chose to utilize a design-build approach which opened the door to Ramtech’s design team initiating programming sessions, conducting site investigations, and developing a synergy with the client that carried forward throughout the 7,245 square foot project.

Finding the right construction approach to assist with situations like an aggressive timetable to satisfy an owner's urgent need or the ability to maintain a desired quality level while cutting costs within strict budget limitations, brings challenges that most traditional construction techniques have a difficult time meeting. While there is no perfect building system or contractual approach, Ramtech's Accelerated Building System method can help architects meet these demands while also providing for additional versatility in their project design approaches. “By providing services such as design assist, Ramtech can act as more than just a modular building supplier or general contractor,” according to Gary White, Ramtech's vice-president of sales and estimating.

About Ramtech Building Systems

Located on 20 acres in the southern part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Ramtech Building Systems has convenient access to the major transportation arteries that serve cities throughout the Southwest. Structured as a vertically integrated design-build construction company, Ramtech provides space planning, design services, manufacturing, site construction and finish-out on every project they produce. The company maintains a consistent workforce of production workers and supervisory personnel with an average of 13 years experience, many with tenures over 20 years. This experience, coupled with Ramtech’s approach to modular manufacturing and construction, allows for greater control at each step in the building process resulting in significant time and money savings for their clients. By emphasizing a value engineering approach, Ramtech has successfully completed over 3,000 prefabricated buildings for diverse projects of all sizes. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.ramtechgroup.com.

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