Mansfield, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Design-build construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, Texas has announced that the Redwater (TX) school board has approved a design-build agreement with the company to proceed with providing preconstruction services for a 18,348 square foot middle school building to be completed next August prior to the 2014-2015 school year. The proposed $2.6 million project will require demolishing the School District's existing seven classroom middle school facility and replacing it with a permanent modular building using Ramtech's Accelerated Building System (ABS) which will accommodate 15 classrooms, a science lab, office area, and data room. The project also includes full site development including the extension and connection of utilities, rerouting an existing bus lane, building up the existing site elevation, and providing for additional sidewalks, canopies, and fencing. The modular school building will be able to accommodate 350 - 400 students and will include full lockers in the interior hallway, a full brick exterior designed to complement the surrounding structures, and textured and painted walls in the interior.
Located in Bowie County, Redwater is 12 miles southwest of Texarkana, Texas in the Northeast corner of the state and currently serves 1,146 students from around the area. When the district chose to replace their aging middle school, they turned to Ramtech and the company's Accelerated Building System approach to meet both their budget and timeframe considerations. According to Gary White, Ramtech's Vice-President of Sales, "Once Redwater decided to proceed with developing a new middle school by working from their available funds, they recognized that our Accelerated Building System approach was the fastest most economical way to do it." The ABS method is a permanent modular construction approach that 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 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. Ramtech anticipates beginning construction of the Redwater ISD middle school building at the beginning of the second quarter of 2014, with completion of the project by August 1.
About Ramtech Building Systems
Since 1982 Mansfield, Texas-based Ramtech Building Systems has been providing innovative permanent 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. By emphasizing a value engineering approach, Ramtech has successfully completed over 3,000 relocatable and permanent prefabricated buildings for school construction and other diverse projects of all sizes. For more information, visit the company's website at ramtechmodular.com.