Mansfield, TX (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
Ramtech Building Systems, Mansfield, TX has announced the completion of the construction phases for two modular building projects for KIPP Delta Public Schools of Helena, Arkansas and Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Both projects incorporated Ramtech’s highly developed modular construction approach for adding multiple classroom buildings and classroom wing additions that are used at the sites of new and existing schools. Both projects were completed on schedule and within budget in preparation for the start each organization's 2012-2013 academic school year.
The KIPP project provides for three 8,100 square foot eight-classroom buildings in addition to a 3,600 square foot food preparation and cafeteria facility and a 3,600 square foot administrative office complex. The modular buildings were delivered and installed at the charter school provider's new Blytheville College Preparatory School in Blytheville, Arkansas This was Ramtech's second project for KIPP, one of the nation’s largest charter school providers serving more than 32,000 students at 109 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. The new campus location is part of a four-acre development designed by Stuck & Associates Architects of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Ramtech provided the buildings as a subcontractor to Rowan Construction Services of Marianna, Arkansas the general contractor for the project. Designed as a two-phase project, the first phase provides facilities for elementary and middle school students. A second phase designated for a new high school may proceed ahead of its original scheduled date based on the successful performance of this project.
The design-build project for Immanuel Lutheran provides a 13,440 square foot 14-classroom modular building for the Oklahoma church's new full-day preschool program, and includes office space, a common play area, and break room along with the individual classrooms, The facility, like the buildings for KIPP, were built utilizing Ramtech’s traditional modular construction approach. The interior surfaces feature vinyl covered walls and resilient tile flooring, while heating and cooling is achieved through the use of eight wall-mounted HVAC units zoned to provide the maximum in energy efficiency. Two sides of the exterior incorporate a NICHIHA fiber-cement brick panel wainscot together with an elastomeric paint finish applied over HardiePanel for the top portion, with the remaining sides clad in a 26-gauge R-panel metal siding. Developed specifically for education and institutional use, these modular school building designs have been used by educational institutions since Ramtech began manufacturing their own products in 1984. According to Gary White, Ramtech's vice president of sales and estimating, “Both of these projects highlight the versatility of our traditional modular construction approach to doing multiple classroom buildings and classroom wing additions for a variety of applications in different educational settings."
About Ramtech Building Systems
Since 1982 Mansfield, Texas-based 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. 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.