180-Person Accommodation Complex

The Department of National Defence issued a public tender looking for a company to supply a 180-person accommodation complex within two months. 3twenty took it on.

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 the Royal Canadian Air Force’s domestic and international roles.  4 Wing hosts an international annual air combat exercise called Maple Flag. This event attracts hundreds of people to 4 Wing, which struggled to accommodate and house these visitors.

Defence Construction Canada published a tender requesting the construction of a facility capable of housing as close to 180 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.

Project Details

Incredibly ambitious timeline - 59 days to design, build and install 180-person accommodation complex

Three storey building constructed using shipping containers as structural building blocks

The design integrated 90 bedrooms (double occupancy), 24 bathrooms, and 6 laundry rooms

Scope included foundation, installation, water/sewer upgrades, hookup and commissioning

Size: 15,850ft2
Location: Cold Lake, AB
Built: 2013
“3twenty's dedication to getting the project completed on time and on budget, along with the strong ability to adapt to client/construction requirements, made the project a success. Great team of guys to work with, job well done!” - Greg Sheppard, Project Manager

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3twenty Modular is a design-build general contractor that delivers projects using a modular building process. We are focused on providing turnkey building solutions to the commercial, education, institutional and industrial markets in Western Canada.

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36 Capital Circle
Saskatoon, SK, S7R0H4
(306) 382-3320

info@3twenty.ca