Mansfield, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2013
Commercial modular construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, TX has announced that the company has secured 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 located 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 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.
Ramtech will provide design assistance for each of the facilities which are slated to be manufactured beginning in mid-April. The buildings will be spread across two sites, with the first housing the University's College of Visual Arts and Design as well as the Department of Counseling and Higher Education. These facilities will include both standard and specialized spaces for classrooms, studio lab teaching spaces, equipment dense work rooms, faculty and staff offices, storage for the fashion design and fibers programs, climate controlled vault space for up to 20,000 pieces of the Texas Fashion Collection, storage and processing space, conference rooms, a laundry room and clinical space. The second site will accommodate the Department of Dance and Theater Arts and will provide space for a student reception area, conference room, instrument storage, faculty and staff offices, four large dance rooms, and the dance computer lab. All of the buildings will be installed on poured foundations and will incorporate a HardiePanel stucco embossed exterior painted to match the surrounding areas, and vinyl covered gypsum walls with vinyl composition tile flooring in the interior. Ramtech expects to have all three facilities finished and ready for occupancy by the end of July.
About Ramtech Building Systems
Since 1982 Ramtech Building Systems has been providing innovative modular buildings for government agencies, healthcare providers, Fortune 500 companies, and educational institutions 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. The UNT project will be designed and manufactured at Ramtech’s Mansfield, TX headquarters, part of a 20-acre development located in the southern part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. 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 diverse projects of all sizes. For more information, visit the company's website at ramtechmodular.com.