Department of National Defence


Size: ~15,850 ft2   Timeline: 59 days   Year: 2013


Project Summary

The Canadian Forces Base located in Cold Lake, AB, referred to as 4 Wing Cold Lake, is the busiest fighter base in Canada. It provides general purpose, multi-role, combat capable forces in support of domestic and international roles of Canada’s Air Force.  4 Wing hosts an international annual air combat exercise, called Maple Flag. This attracts hundreds of people to 4 Wing, and in turn, they struggled to accommodate and house these visitors. 

Defence Construction Canada published a tender asking for as close to 180 person beds as possible for a specified budget. 3twenty responded to the tender with an innovative modular design that gave us the competitive edge for this project.


  • Incredibly ambitious timeline - 59 days to design, build and install 180 person accommodation complex
  • 3 storey complex with exterior staircasess
  • 90 bedrooms (double occupancy), fully furnished
  • 24 private bathrooms
  • 6 laundry rooms
  • Scope included foundation, installation, water/sewer upgrades, hookup and commissioning