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.