Ramtech Building Systems Nearing Completion of Permanent Modular Office Building for Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Design-build commercial modular construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, TX has announced that the company is entering the final phase on the construction of a 22,680 square foot two-story multi-use office building project the company is constructing using slab-on-grade permanent modular construction for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, NM. Ramtech is currently completing the interior and exterior finish-out of the building and the testing of the mechanical systems, and is performing the outside utility and flat work to meet the projected finish date of mid-June.

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Exterior Finish-Out of a Two-story Multi-use Office Building Being Built Using Permanent Modular Construction for Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM

Design-build commercial modular construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, TX has announced that the company is entering the final phase of the construction of a 22,680 square foot two-story multi-use office building project the company is constructing for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, NM. Ramtech is currently completing the interior and exterior finish out of the building and the testing of the mechanical systems and is performing the outside utility and flat work to meet the projected finish date of mid-June.

The project is being built using Ramtech’s innovative slab-on-grade permanent modular construction process. Using this method, factory-built modular sections are constructed as three-dimensional structural components with attached walls but no floor. The modular sections are then transported to the construction site and installed by crane directly onto a conventional concrete slab foundation. This allows the concrete slab to become the floor of the building just like a typical site-built structure.

Designated as a Multi-Use Office Building (MUOB) project, the new facility is being installed adjacent to LANL's main headquarters located in Technical Area 3. The permanent modular office building will include an atrium, elevator, and two stairwells. The floor plan calls for 67 personal business offices in three sizes, along with an open office plan on both floors that can accommodate 12 freestanding office spaces using custom furniture cubicles.

Although not LEED certified, the facility requirement stipulates that the design and construction incorporate materials which have been specified as possessing and utilizing sustainable methods. The turnkey project also requires Ramtech to perform all the necessary site work including the extension and connection of utilities. The exterior finishes call for a permanent look using durable Hi-Rib horizontal metal panels at grade and an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) with stucco textures that will accent the buildings geometry. The roofing system will incorporate a multi-layer SBS Modified Bitumen DOE "cool" installation. The interior materials and finishes have all been chosen based on aesthetics, sustainability, durability, and ease of maintenance in order to provide a facility that promotes an exceptional work environment for the building's occupants.

About Ramtech and Modular Construction

Since 1982 Ramtech Building Systems has been providing innovative relocatable modular buildings and two types of permanent modular construction for commercial companies, educational institutions, government agencies, and healthcare providers throughout the Southern United States. As a vertically integrated design-build construction company, Ramtech provides full in-house design, a manufacturer direct product, and complete site construction services all within a single-source solution. Ramtech can offer facilities built using permanent modular construction on both a pier and beam or concrete slab foundation. Both options combine the best of off-site manufacturing and on-site construction techniques to produce a building faster and with less cost, but identical in the look, functionality, and life expectancy of a completely site-built structure. By emphasizing a value engineering approach, Ramtech has successfully completed over 4,000 diverse projects of all sizes. For more information, visit the company's website at RamtechModular.com.

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