ATCO Recognized With Top Honours at Industry Awards Gala
Two first place awards and three honorable mentions at Modular
Building Institute's 2013 Awards of Distinction
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/25/13 --
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ATCO Structures & Logistics announced today that it has received
several Awards of Distinction from the Modular Building Institute
(MBI). Leading the way was ATCO's design and construction of MEG
Energy's workforce housing facility which received both first place
in the permanent modular commercial housing category as well as
overall highest scoring entry.
Located near Conklin, Alta., the MEG Energy Pirate's Cove Lodge is
built near the shoreline of Christina Lake and features open web wood
trusses and glulam cross beams to create the feel of a high-end ski
lodge. The 150-bed operations lodge is equipped with a pre-engineered
gymnasium with a full basketball court, theatre and world-class
kitchen. To protect workers from extreme weather conditions, the
lodge has a skywalk system which is designed to withstand site
specific wind, snow and seismic loads.
"Each of the projects recognized by the MBI this year demonstrate our
commitment to excellence and innovation in all areas of modular
construction," said George Lidgett, Executive Vice President,
Operations and Manufacturing, ATCO Structures & Logistics. "Whether
it is the marketing, design or construction of modular solutions,
ATCO, along with our customers, is leading our industry."
In the renovated reuse category, Tecno Fast ATCO, a joint venture
between ATCO Structures & Logistics and Tecno Fast, was awarded best
in show for its office in Santiago, Chile. To support business
expansion, a new office facility was built using renovated units from
the rental fleet. Using existing units and materials in unique ways
allowed for a significant reduction in environmental impact as well
as a shorter project schedule.
ATCO's newest office in Calgary received an honorable mention and was
commended for its environmentally efficient, durable and visually
appealing finish. This building uses Platinum Level Sustainable
Choice carpeting in the offices, recycled tire carpet tiles in
entrances and stair landings, and vinyl plank flooring made with 50
per cent recycled material throughout the common areas.
The second honorable mention went to a larger office complex located
near Kirby Lake, Alta., which includes office space, a control room,
a locker room, a lunchroom and an attached pre-engineered warehouse
building for an oil sands site. Heavy duty construction materials,
additional sheer walls and a reinforced pile foundation provide
blast-resistance for the complex.
ATCO's 3D animation video of workforce housing and lodging services
also received an honorable mention in the multimedia marketing piece
category. This fly-through animation visually captures the
implementation of ATCO's largest modular housing solution from site
preparation to implementation.
The MBI Awards of Distinction are judged on several criteria:
architectural excellence, technical innovation, energy efficiency,
cost and calendar days to complete. An impartial panel of industry
and non-industry construction experts, architects and engineers, and
marketing professionals reviews each entry.
ATCO Structures & Logistics offers modular buildings, site services
and industrial noise control solutions worldwide. With manufacturing
facilities in North America, South America and Australia, and
operations on five continents, the company has the expertise to
deliver a rapid, turnkey solution anywhere it is needed. To learn
more, visit www.atcosl.com.
ATCO Structures & Logistics is part of the ATCO Group of Companies.
ATCO Group, with more than 9,400 employees and assets of
approximately $14 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative
business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in
structures & logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise
abatement), utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity
transmission and distribution), energy (power generation, natural gas
gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction) and
technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be
found on www.atco.com.
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