Modular School Development Kicks Off at Randolph Air Force Base
- Jul 27, 2015
By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
Ramtech Building Systems has made a name for itself by providing modular buildings throughout the Southwest for more than 30 years. Last week, the company added that history by announcing the start of the second construction phase of a new $7.2 million high school building for the Randolph Independent School District in Universal City, Texas.
The Randolph Field ISD is one of the three districts in Texas with boundaries that fall within a military installation. The new high school will serve the children of military personnel at Randolph Air Force Base, part of the Joint Base San Antonio System.
This final phase employs Ramtech to manufacture and install a 43,917-square-foot two-story facility using the company’s slab-on-grade permanent modular construction approach. To make way for the new school, the school district demolished two existing structures earlier this year. By October, the company should begin to manufacture the modular building sections. By May of 2016 the project should be completed.
The building will provide space for 23 classrooms, an eighth grade science center, two computer labs, two student common areas, and an administrative area with a counseling suite and nurse station. The new construction will also include four high school labs for physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science. The exterior of the building is designed as a mixture of brick, split-face concrete block, and metal.
According to Ramtech president Linc Moss, “Randolph ISD immediately saw the speed, cost, and quality benefits of using our Accelerated Building System after reviewing the two permanent modular construction projects that we completed for Blue Ridge ISD.”