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LA Modular is Building of the Month

October 8th, 2014 Comments off

star_apartments_modular__ourmidland_com__creditThe Modular Building Institute has awarded Star Apartments in Los Angeles, California as the Building of the Month. The 51 modules by Guerdon Enterprises LLC of Boise, Idaho for the Skid Row Housing Trust provides 102 apartments, each about 350 square feet, created with a community-minded open design with rooftop spaces for recreation and pedestrian traffic. The 92,000 square feet complex features energy-efficient appliances, low-VOC finishes for air quality, bicylce storage in the building’s garage, and earned LEED Platinum Certification, according to ourmidland.com. The apartments were constructed above an existing retail building which was gutted and renovated to provide support for the modular apartments. Last month’s Modular Building of the Month was Ruth Lake Lodge in Alberta, Canada, as MHProNews reported Sept. 18, 2014. ##

(Photo credit: ourmidland.com–Star Apartments–October Modular  Building of the Month)

Ruth Lake Lodge honored as Modular Building Institute Building of the Month

September 18th, 2014 Comments off

ruth_lake_lodge__modular_alberta_canada__their_creditThe Modular Building Institute (MBI) has chosen the Ruth Lake Lodge north of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada as its Building of the Month for Sept. 2014, according to realestaterama.com. Providing housing for employees of the Athabasca Oil Sands industries and visitors to the area, the complex has over 600 rooms comprised of 235 modules that make up the 232,000 square foot lodge. Amenities include an extensive work-out facility, a business center, restaurant, energy efficient appliances, Wi-Fi access, two story common areas and clerestory windows. The modular lodge was manufactured and built in 319 days by BCT Structures of Lethbridge, Alberta. MHProNews knows the MBI honored MEG Energy Pirate’s Cove Lodge, also in northern Alberta, Canada, first place in the modular commercial housing category in 2013, as reported here March 26, 2013. It also is as much a resort as workforce housing. ##

(Photo credit: Ruth Lake Lodge, Alberta Canada)