Arlington Classics saw what was possible using permanent modular construction on the first project and were fully on board with allowing us to develop a larger building for the second project using our ABS prefabricated building process
Mansfield, TX (PRWEB) May 05, 2016
Commercial modular building firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, Texas has announced that the company 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 to be located on the charter school's eleven acre campus in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas.
The design-build project will be built using Ramtech's Accelerated Building System (ABS) construction method and will provide space for up to 192 students in grades three through 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.
According to Gary Davenport, Ramtech's Registered Architect, "Once Arlington Classics saw what was possible using permanent modular construction on our first project with them, they were fully on board with allowing us to develop a larger building for this project using our ABS prefabricated building process."
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 began at the end of April 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.
About Arlington Classics Academy
The Arlington Classics Academy was founded in 1999 by a group of parents that wanted their children to experience an accelerated curriculum of Spanish, Art, and Music with smaller class sizes and a strict code of conduct that included uniforms from Kindergarten through the 6th grade. Over 1,300 students are currently enrolled at the School’s two campuses, with residents from the surrounding Tarrant, Dallas, and Johnson county areas eligible to attend.
About Ramtech and the Accelerated Building System
Since 1982 Ramtech Building Systems has been providing innovative permanent modular buildings for educational institutions, government agencies, healthcare providers, and Fortune 500 companies throughout the Southern United States. As a design-build construction company, Ramtech offers full in-house design, a manufacturer direct product, and complete site construction services all within a single-source solution. Ramtech's ABS process combines the best of off-site prefabrication and on-site construction techniques in order to produce a building faster and with less cost but identical in the look, functionality and life expectancy of a completely site-built structure. Ramtech accomplishes this by setting factory assembled modular sections complete with attached ceilings and walls - but no floors - directly onto a conventional concrete slab foundation. This allows the concrete slab to become the floor of the structure just like a site-built building. They will then site-apply all of the exterior and interior finishes, enabling them to provide their clients with a new facility faster and with less design and construction costs. By emphasizing a value engineering approach, Ramtech has successfully completed over 3,000 diverse projects of all sizes. For more information, visit the company's website at RamtechEducation.com.