Edmonton's First Modular Shipping Container Apartment Building Breaks Ground

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Edmonton's First Modular Shipping Container Apartment Building Breaks Ground

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CALGARY, Oct. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Edmonton based Step Ahead Properties Ltd. gathered with Ladacor Advanced Modular Systems™ at their Westgate Manor site in Glenwood to launch construction of an exciting new affordable housing development, which will see the infill addition to the property of 20 units of purpose-built affordable rental housing.

This development will be a first of its type in Edmonton to use repurposed shipping-containers as part of an innovative modular building technology. Calgary based Ladacor Advanced Modular Systems™ will fabricate the shipping containers into factory-finished modules that will be transported to the site and then craned into place.

AJ Slivinski, owner of Step Ahead Properties Ltd. explained his reasons for choosing Ladacor's Advanced Modular System™, "Using this modular building approach offers numerous benefits over conventional construction. There is a faster schedule, off-site construction will mean less disruption to the existing tenants and surrounding neighbours, the steel building is non-combustible, which is far safer and more durable for rental housing, and lastly the modular construction gives a far better sound insulation between the suites, making them much quieter for the residents."

Joseph Kiss, President of Ladacor, added, "Our Advanced Modular System™ technology uses repurposed shipping containers as an integral part of a highly engineered, building code and CSA standard compliant modular system for multi-story buildings. The one-trip shipping containers that we use enable us to provide a high quality steel, non-combustible building that is cost-effective, with a fast-tracked schedule. When the project is complete, it will be indistinguishable from a conventional building".

The new infill addition will feature a mix of 1 and 2-bedroom units with a private balcony/patio and in-suite laundry. The project has a building-permit in place with construction ready to begin and occupancy scheduled for summer 2017.

The Ladacor technology has already been used successfully for various projects, including a 4-storey hotel in Bruderheim, northeast of Edmonton. Step Ahead Properties Ltd are looking at further opportunities in the area to build more affordable housing.

About Step Ahead Properties

Step Ahead Properties LTD (SAP) is a leading Edmonton based Residential Property Management company innovating the industry across Alberta, bringing world-class technology, systems and service to stakeholders.

SAP was founded on the principle, "treat others the way you'd like to be treated" which has contributed to its continued growth along with providing their renters with a feeling of being "home". Over 90% of renters would recommend a SAP property to friends and family.

SAP is very forward thinking in many aspects of business and take a proactive approach to issues such as pest control with a proprietary ZERO Tolerance Pest Control Program which includes a full 360 sweep of surrounding suites and has partnered with a pest control company to ensure its renter's safety. They are also involved with Habitat For Humanity and contribute $1 per rent cheque they receive per month to the cause. SAP's most recent advancement is the development of the Home Protection Plan™ which combines 3 simple C's to make a significant impact on the quality of life of the people they serve: Comfort, Communication & Community.

SAP is dedicated to excellence and will continue to explore what's possible by leading the Residential Property Management sector in the coming decades. To find out more about SAP, visit: www.StepAheadProperties.com 

About Ladacor

Ladacor is a Calgary, AB based division of a privately held Canadian corporation, a leading turn-key design-builder of permanent modular buildings.

Ladacor has developed proprietary technology and specialty expertise in the utilization of surplus sea shipping containers for innovative modular buildings for multi-family/apartments, seniors housing, affordable/non-market, northern housing, student housing and first nations housing. The Advanced Modular System™ has been developed as a durable, non-combustible, CSA A277 approved, mold resistant, reusable and re-locatable, environmentally sustainable solution. Advanced Modular System™ units are customizable and configured to clients' unique requirements and application, easily deployable and erected in the field leading to cost and schedule savings and consistent shop manufactured quality.

Ladacor has the ability to offer a full turn-key project – from concept development to engineering design to module fabrication to site construction – or any scope of work in between.

Please visit www.ladacor.com for more information.

SOURCE Ladacor Ltd.

Image with caption: "Pictured L to R, Joseph Kiss (Ladacor President), Michael Keane (Ladacor Director - Project Execution), AJ Slivinski (Step Ahead Properties) and William Dahmer (Coulter & Co. Holdings) (CNW Group/Ladacor Ltd.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161027_C7515_PHOTO_EN_804657.jpg

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