Ramtech Wins AOD Award at Modular Building Institute Annual Conference

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Design-build commercial modular construction firm Ramtech Building Systems headquartered in Mansfield, Texas has announced that the company has received a 2011 Awards of Distinction honor at the World of Modular, the Modular Building Institute's annual convention and trade show held March 24-27 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL. Ramtech extended its string of Awards of Distinction winnings over the last three years by securing a first place award in the 'Temporary Office Under 5000 square feet' category for the 4,320 square foot modular building the company built and installed at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico for the Multinational Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program.

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White Sands Missile Range MEADS Modular Building

This AOD award is a recognition of Ramtech's ability to produce cost effective high-quality traditional modular buildings in addition to our award-winning permanent modular building program.

Design-build commercial modular construction firm Ramtech Building Systems headquartered in Mansfield, Texas has announced that the company has received a 2011 Awards of Distinction honor at the World of Modular, the Modular Building Institute's annual convention and trade show held March 24-27 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL. Ramtech extended its string of Awards of Distinction winnings over the last three years by securing a first place award in the 'Temporary Office Under 5000 square feet' category for the 4,320 square foot modular building the company built and installed at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico for the Multinational Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program. Performed under a design-build modular construction contract for El Paso-based CF Jordan Construction with design input from Jacobs Engineering, the facility provides for modular office and engineering space to support the final system integration and flight test activities for the NATO-managed MEADS project, a multinational joint venture comprised of MBDA in Italy, LFK in Germany, and U.S.-based Lockheed Martin. The $4.2 billion program is a ground-based Air and Missile Defense System that will incorporate the hit-to-kill PAC-3 MSE missile in a system that includes 360-degree surveillance and fire control sensors, netted-distributed battle management communication centers, and high-firepower launchers. According to Gary White, Ramtech's vice president of sales and estimating, "This AOD award is a recognition of Ramtech's ability to produce cost effective high-quality traditional modular buildings in addition to our award-winning permanent modular building program.

The facility was installed on a heavily reinforced nine-inch concrete slab foundation designed to withstand any ground movement from testing activity in and around the surrounding area. To help achieve this stability, Ramtech eschewed the basic haydite blocks typically used for most modular building foundations in favor of attaching the structure to 24 x 24 plinths, comprised of steel reinforced fully-mortared block piers connected to the concrete slab with #6 dowels and #3 horizontal ties. Built to meet Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection compliance, the building incorporates vandal resistant security bars over the windows with fragment retention film on the windowpanes. The exterior utilizes a factory applied 26-gauge hi-ribbed R-panel steel siding together with a TPO membrane single-ply roof. The building incorporates five Bard Wall-Mounted HVAC units zoned within the building layout for the heating and cooling of 17 offices, a large conference room, data room, and break room. The interior is finished out with VCG walls and carpet tile flooring in the main areas, and static dissipative vinyl composition tile for the data room.

The MBI Awards of Distinction contest is the commercial modular industry's premier awards program, with competition in over 30 categories for the MBI's member organizations including building manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers. Finished project entries are accepted for temporary, permanent, and renovated modular buildings, as well as a new green building design category that provides both MBI members and college and university students the opportunity for world-class recognition. Each building entry is judged by an impartial panel of industry and non-industry construction and code experts, architects, and engineers who evaluate the projects for architectural excellence, technical innovation, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete.

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 2,500 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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