Design-build construction firm Ramtech Building Systems has completed the modular building manufacturing phase for Denver International Airport concourse expansion.

The Mansfield, Texas firm has constructed 36 modular sections that will make up the 26,312 sq ft modular building addition for Denver International Airport's (DIA) Concourse A East Groundload Phase II Terminal Expansion.

The modular construction project is part of the second phase of an upgrade and expansion of the airport's Concourse A commuter facility that will connect to a 38,929 sq ft modular building Ramtech previously constructed for DIA in 2018. The new addition will extend east toward the flight line and provide five additional gates for Frontier Airlines. The concourse addition is being constructed with other local contractors under a joint venture project between Turner Construction Company and Flatiron Construction Corporation.

Ramtech's scope of work will provide for core and shell construction including the exterior walls, interior walls with applied gypsum board, all shear walls, complete floor and roof assemblies, and the exterior wall and floor penetrations for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The modular building will be set on an engineered concrete block pier foundation system and has been designed to meet a 160mph enhanced windspeed requirement. Ramtech worked with HNTB Corporation in a design-assist role to aid in developing the Type-IIb modular structure.

The installation of the modular building sections is scheduled to begin at the end of the first week of October and is expected to take six weeks to complete. Denver International Airport will use the new modular-built terminal for a minimum of five years while it continues to its permanent expansion plans

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