Ramtech Begins Site Work and Manufacturing for New Randolph Field (TX) ISD High School Building

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Design-build construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, Texas has announced that the company has begun the site development work to prepare for the installation of a new high school facility for the Randolph Field (TX) Independent School District. Slated to open in July of 2016, the 47,448 square foot two-story building is being built using Ramtech's Accelerated Building System prefabricated construction approach.

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Site Development For New Randolph ISD High School Building

Randolph ISD immediately saw the speed, cost and quality benefits of using Ramtech's Accelerated Building System after they reviewed the two permanent ABS projects that were completed for Blue Ridge ISD

Design-build construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, Texas has announced that the company has begun the site development work to prepare for the installation of a new high school facility for the Randolph Field (TX) Independent School District. The design-build contract calls for Ramtech to provide complete turnkey services to the district using the company's Accelerated Building System (ABS) prefabricated school construction method for a 47,448 square foot two-story facility. To make way for the new $7.3 million school building, the school district demolished two existing structures which were removed during the spring of this year. The design of the new structure will provide space for 23 classrooms, an eighth grade science center, two computer labs, two student commons, and an administrative area with offices, counseling suite, and a nurse station. The facility will also include four high school level labs for physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science all situated around a common central preparation area with chemical storage capability. The building's exterior design calls for masonry on the first floor and a high profile custom-colored architectural metal siding in horizontal and vertical orientations designed to highlight the building entrances and complement the finishes of the existing campus structures. High-efficiency gas-fired rooftop HVAC units will provide heating and cooling on the second floor of the building, with zoned electrical HVAC units for the first floor. Ramtech began the manufacturing of the building in the middle of November and expects to begin the setting the modular sections during the first week of February. The current schedule calls for the project to be complete by the end of July. Once the new building is operational, the district plans to demolish the current high school structure.

The Randolph Field ISD serves the children of military personnel at Randolph Air Force Base, part of the Joint Base San Antonio System. Founded in 1933, the school district is one of only three in Texas whose boundaries fall entirely within a military installation. To facilitate the planned expansion, the school chose to replace the current high school with a new two-story facility adjacent to the existing high school and middle school. According to Ramtech president Linc Moss, "Randolph ISD immediately saw the speed, cost and quality benefits of using our Accelerated Building System after they reviewed the two permanent ABS projects that we completed for Blue Ridge ISD." Prior to awarding the design-build contract to Ramtech, the school district worked with Gallagher Construction to develop the district's master plan and to facilitate the RFP and contract negotiations for the prefabricated building project.

About Ramtech and the Accelerated Building System

Since 1982 Ramtech Building Systems has been providing innovative 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 ABS 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. They will 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. To learn more, visit the company's website at RamtechEducation.com

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