December 8, 2016

Journal of Commerce - Ladacor completes modular hotel using shipping containers.

CALGARY - Ladacor announced the official opening of the Studio 6 Extended Stay Hotel in Bruderheim, Alta. recently, following construction using Ladacor's Advanced Modular System (AMS) building technology, making it one of the largest and tallest shipping container-based hotels in North America. Ladacor's AMS technology repurposes surplus shipping containers into engineered, non-combustible, code compliant modular units that meet CSA A277 standards, a release explains. "We have incorporated a very high degree of modularization to make the project more efficient, including full four-storey height modular elevators and stairwells and a modular roof," said Rhys Kane, Ladacor director of business development, in a statement. The new hotel offers 63 rooms, all with kitchenettes, a lounge area, fitness room and a large meeting room. Boris Javorski, a partner in the hotel ownership, commented, "The Ladacor modular building technology offered a durable steel building with a fast-track construction schedule at a competitive turn-key price. The end product is of excellent quality and the building is indistinguishable from conventional construction." Javorski added that hotel developers are searching for ways to increase rates of return and the expedited schedule of the Ladacor construction technique makes this an attractive option. "It's incredible that repurposed shipping containers can be remodeled in such a way to meet stringent hotel design brand standards," he said. The mayor of Bruderheim, Karl Hauch, added, "Ladacor has worked closely with the Town to deliver an outstanding project with limited disruption due to their innovative modular construction technique." Ladacor is currently working on a seniors housing complex in northern Alberta, an affordable housing rental building in Edmonton, along with other multi-family housing, First Nations housing and other motels and hotels ...(-see full story)

October 27, 2016

CNW - Edmonton's First Modular Shipping Container Apartment Building Breaks Ground.

CALGARY, Oct. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Edmonton based Step Ahead Properties Ltd. gathered with Ladacor Advanced Modular Systems™ at their Westgate Manor site in Glenwood to launch construction of an exciting new affordable housing development, which will see the infill addition to the property of 20 units of purpose-built affordable rental housing. This development will be a first of its type in Edmonton to use repurposed shipping-containers as part of an innovative modular building technology. Calgary based Ladacor Advanced Modular Systems™ will fabricate the shipping containers into factory-finished modules that will be transported to the site and then craned into place. ...(-see full story)

October 2, 2016

Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune - New seniors facility being built in Hythe.

Construction on Pioneer Place, a new 48-unit living space for seniors in Hythe, is set to begin following a sod turning ceremony on Friday. A partnership between Alberta Health Services, Hythe and District Pioneer Homes, Connecting Care and the Village of Hythe, Pioneer Place (located at 10404 – 100 St.) will focus on dementia care and will also connect to the Hythe and District Pioneer Homes facility, which has 86 units as well as a pharmacy and medical clinic with three doctors on site. ...(-see full story)

August 10, 2016

Okotoks Western Wheel - Innovative home introduced to Eden Valley.

There’s no place like home — and a pilot project may help Eden Valley residents better weather the harsh conditions in the community 23km west of Longview. A groundbreaking ceremony for a state-of-the-art 1,280-square foot steel-modular home at Eden Valley First Nations was held in mid July. “What we are building is First Nations housing based on a steel-modular approach,” said Joe Kiss, president of Ladacor Advanced Modular Systems. “The walls are steel, the studs are steel and it is a non-combustible structure.” ...(-see full story)

July 25, 2016

Journal of Commerce - Shipping containers repurposed for First Nations home.

Construction has started on a new pilot project to provide housing on First Nations reserves in Alberta. Bearspaw First Nation Chief Darcy Dixon and council members Rex Daniels and Larry Daniels held a sod-turning ceremony on July 20 to mark the start of the project at Eden Valley, 90 kilometres southwest of Calgary. ...(-see full story)

July 19, 2016

David Parker, Calgary Herald - Ladacor initiative presents housing solution on Eden Valley Reserve.

Wednesday at the Eden Valley Reserve, 90 kilometres southwest of Calgary amid magnificent scenery west of Longview, members of the Bearspaw First Nation will attend a ceremony to mark the start of construction of a pilot housing project that could help change the face of home building on First Nation’s lands across the country. ...(-see full story)

June 28, 2016

CBC News - Bearspaw First Nation to experiment with shipping container homes.

A southern Alberta First Nation is about to put an unconventional housing material to the test — steel shipping containers. A container home is being designed for the Bearspaw First Nation's Eden Valley reserve, about 100 kilometres southwest of Calgary, as part of a pilot project this summer. "It's a partnership in designing them both from a technical and cultural standpoint," said Joe Kiss, president of Ladacor, the Calgary-based company working with the First Nation. ...(-see full story)

May 12, 2016

Vancouver Courier - Modular housing planned for orchard, parkade.

A section of an orchard and a downtown parkade will soon be transformed into temporary housing for up to 120 people on income assistance and fixed incomes as part of an innovative approach by the city to create more affordable housing. The orchard at 1500 Main St. and the parkade behind the Bosman Hotel at 1060 Howe St. are expected to have modular “micro suites” of about 250 sq. feet placed on the city properties by late fall. ...(-see full story)

April 14, 2016

Western Producer - Company floats idea as affordable housing solution.

A shortage of affordable housing in small towns appears to be a fairly widespread problem in Alberta. The Alberta Rural Development Network has resolved to help remedy the situation. ...(-see full story)

March 31, 2016

Global National News - Calgary developer thinks outside the box with shipping container hotel.

A new 63-room hotel in Bruderheim, Alta. will offer suites like any other — two queen sized beds, a private bathroom and an upscale kitchenette. But the Studio 6 hotel, slated to be completed this fall, won’t be your typical brick-and-mortar building. (See embedded Videos) ...(-see full story)

January 1, 2016

Condo Living - condoscapes: Container Living.

Shipping containers may be a new alternative to condo construction. ...(-see full story)

September 23, 2015

Edmonton Journal - Bruderheim hotel to be built from shipping containers.

Its stucco exterior won’t betray its unconventional origins, but a coming addition to Bruderheim’s skyline is being built from 80 steel shipping containers inside a Calgary modular construction facility.. ...(-see full story)

September 17, 2015

Fort Saskatchewan Record – Motel 6 setting up shop in Bruderheim.

Bruderheim’s Chief Administrative Officer Patty Podoborozny said the new build will boost the community and will compliment the new pharmacy, doctor’s office and condo development taking place on Queen Street. ...(-see full story)

June 18, 2015

CBC News Edmonton - Shipping container hotel proposed for Bruderheim, Alta.

Bruderheim is looking at an unusual solution to shortage of accommodations for oilfield workers — a hotel that can be shipped to the town, east of Edmonton, one container unit at a time. "There's only one other hotel like this in Canada that I'm aware of and from what I'm hearing it's a trendy, new, kind of funky cool design," said Mayor Karl Hauch. ...(-see full story)

June 1, 2015

Hotelier Magazine - Thinking outside the box.

The Days Inn Sioux Lookout in northern Ontario points to a new horizon in hotel construction: shipping containers. ...(-see full story)

May 31, 2015

Metro News - Bruderheim could be home to Alberta's first storage container hotel.

The small community of Bruderheim, near Fort Saskatchewan, could be the home of the province’s first motel made out of used shipping containers. After proving the idea in Northern Ontario, Ladacor a Calgary-based company is planning to build a four-story motel in the small community just north of Edmonton. Rhys Kane, the company’s director of business development, said the process they use to convert the sea cans makes them into whole new buildings. “You can modify these sea cans with our technology quite extensively so you can get nice open space,” he said. When we’re finished with it, you wouldn’t have any idea it’s made of sea cans from the outside.” ...(-see full story)

February 20, 2015

David Parker, Calgary Herald - Turning surplus shipping containers into comfortable housing.

Two months ago a new hotel opened in the northern Ontario town of Sioux Lookout that attracted media attention from across the country, because it was constructed utilizing 120 surplus shipping containers. ...(-see full story)

February 9, 2015

Northern Ontario Business - Shipping up to Sioux Lookout.

Behind the exterior vinyl cladding covering the Days Inn in Sioux Lookout is a unique substructure, which, if you didn’t know it was there you’d never suspect it. ...(-see full story)

January 30, 2015

Daily Commercial News - Welcome to the shipping container inn, enjoy your stay.

When Jack Steenhof calls the recently built Days Inn hotel at Sioux Lookout, Ont. “the largest steel shipping container-based hotel in North America” he’s hedging his bets—it may be the only shipping container-based hotel in North America. ...(-see full story)

January 30, 2015

CBC Radio – Old Shipping Containers - New Hotel.

A new hotel in Sioux Look Out is an example of a growing trend in shipping container construction. Joseph Kiss of Ladacor is the contractor who built the Days Inn. ...(-see full story)

January 12, 2015

Green Lodging News – Days Inn-Sioux Lookout Comprised of 120 Sea Shipping Containers.

Most sea shipping containers that end up in the United States or Canada from points west never get shipped back. Trade imbalances can have burdensome repercussions on the environment. Many shipping containers are recycled for their steel but occasionally the containers are creatively reused—even in construction. Case in point is the recently opened Days Inn-Sioux Lookout in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. The 60-room Days Inn, a Realstar Hospitality franchised hotel that is managed by Liberty Hospitality, is comprised of 120 sea shipping containers on two levels. The modular units were prefabricated off-site in Calgary, Alberta by Ladacor Ltd. ...(-see full story)

January 8, 2015

The Dryden Observer – New Sioux Lookout hotel is a construction curiosity.

A newly constructed hotel in nearby Sioux Lookout used some groundbreaking techniques and interesting recycled materials in its recent construction. Ladacor Limited, a Calgary based company specializing in modular based systems, constructed the 60 room two story Days Inn hotel and conference centre in a mere 13 months, far ahead of the standard two and a half year construction timeline. ...(-see full story)

January 5, 2015

Canadian Lodging News – From container to completion.

Each year, Canada imports items from China in huge shipping containers. But once the containers are in Canada, it’s uneconomical to ship them back to China empty. Ladacor Ltd., based in Alberta, has developed an innovative way to use these containers in building the Days Inn in Sioux Lookout, ON. ...(-see full story)

December 11, 2014

Orillia Packet – Unique northern hotel has local touch.

The largest shipping-container-based hotel in North America is now open in Sioux Lookout thanks to the work of three companies, including two from Orillia. The 60-room Days Inn was built through a development partnership between Jack Steenhof, president of Steenhof Building Services Group, of Orillia, and Joseph Kiss, president of Ladacor, of Calgary. Bradanick Construction Services, of Orillia, constructed the building. ...(-see full story)

December 10, 2014

CBC Radio – Hotel in Sioux Lookout made of shipping containers.

Sioux Lookout is now home to North America's largest hotel made mostly of shipping containers. ...(-see full story)

December 9, 2014

CNW - Ladacor completes largest shipping container-based hotel in North America.

Ladacor today announced the official hotel opening of Days Inn in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, following fast-tracked construction utilizing Ladacor's Advanced Modular System™ building technology, making it the largest shipping container-based hotel in North America. ...(-see full story)

December 9, 2014

Canadian Press – Calgary firm creates 'largest shipping container-based hotel in North America.

Calgary-based Ladacor created this 60-room hotel project in Sioux Lookout, Ont., using 120 surplus shipping containers. ...(-see full story)

December 9, 2014

Canadian Franchise Association – First Modular Container-Based Hotel for Days Inn.

Realstar Hospitality is expanding its portfolio with the opening of its latest newly constructed franchised property in northwestern Ontario, Days Inn – Sioux Lookout. A first for the brand in Canada, the hotel rooms are constructed using prefabricated modular units based on steel shipping containers. The completed design uses 120 containers that were retrofitted into bedrooms, shipped by truck and simply interconnected on site. Once assembled, this 60 room shipping container-based modular hotel is virtually indistinguishable from a conventional site-constructed building. ...(-see full story)

December 9, 2014

Cleantech Canada – North America’s largest shipping container-based hotel opens in Ontario.

A brand new Days Inn hotel in Sioux Lookout, Ont., has officially opened, making it the largest shipping container-based hotel in North America, according to the company behind the project. Ladacor Ltd. said the hotel used 120 repurposed shipping containers as its modular core thanks to the company’s Advanced Modular System. ...(-see full story)

December 9, 2014

CTV News – Northern Ontario hotel built with surplus shipping containers.

A Days Inn hotel built of 120 surplus shipping containers has opened in this northern Ontario town. Calgary-based manufacturer Ladacor announced the opening, calling the two-storey, 60-room building located 380 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay "the largest shipping container-based hotel in North America." ...(-see full story)


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