Mansfield, TX (PRWEB) March 20, 2018
Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, Texas has announced that the company has entered a permanent modular building project into the Modular Building Institute's 2018 Awards of Distinction program at the annual MBI World of Modular convention and trade show being held at the Diplomat Beach Resort March 22-25 in Hollywood, Florida. Ramtech has entered a 37,329 square foot campus expansion project built for Arlington Classics Academy of Arlington, Texas into the competition's permanent education category. The modular school building is located on the charter school's eleven acre Dalworthington Gardens, Texas campus. The design-build project was built using Ramtech's Floorless Permanent Modular Construction method and provides Arlington Classics Academy with 24 standard classrooms able to accommodate up to 528 additional elementary school students in the third through fifth grades. The modular school building has five special use classrooms for the school's art, music, speech, and special education programs, a cafeteria with a warming kitchen, administrative offices, a library annex with a tutoring center and learning lab, and a 3,000 square foot multipurpose exercise room with its own dedicated heating and cooling system. The requirements for the new facility called for Ramtech to provide full site development including the addition of two acres of paving to help ease the amount of vehicular traffic on the main feeder road during student drop-off and pickup times. To enhance the landscaping, an existing legacy grove of pecan trees was integrated into the site's layout to maintain the aesthetics of the area's original rural appearance. The crane setting of the 45 modular sections that make up the wood frame structure were done in three phases to allow for the installation and concrete pouring to take place simultaneously in order to speed up the project timeline. The building's masonry exterior uses brick and split-faced block along with a stucco applied accent on several areas. The parapet wall design ranges in height from 13 to 18 feet in order to enhance the buildings aesthetics while also meeting the design requirements that were stipulated by the city.
This year's World of Modular conference returns to Florida and promises to be largest conference in the modular building industry's 32 year history. Capping off the convention every year is the annual awards reception and banquet. The highlight of the event is the MBI’s Awards of Distinction competition for building excellence, covering several market categories for both relocatable and permanent modular building applications as well as a marketing and promotions section. The awards are judged by an independent panel of building design and construction experts on architectural excellence, technical innovation & sustainability, cost effectiveness, and energy efficiency.
About Ramtech and Floorless Permanent Modular Construction
Since 1982 Ramtech Building Systems has been providing innovative relocatable and 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 Floorless Permanent Modular Construction 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. For more information, visit the company's website at RamtechModular.com.