Modular Building Institute

Rio Tinto Holden Mine – Dan’s Camp

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Main Category:
Modular Building Design
Aries Building Systems, LLC
Aries Building Systems, LLC
Holden Village, Washington
Building Use:
Commercial / Workforce Housing
Gross Size of Project:
9968 Square Feet
Days to complete:

Award Criteria

  1. Architectural Excellence
    This re-remote housing unit is comprised of eight-housing components; which include a full service commercial kitchen and dining hall and a recreation area for the tenant’s enjoyment. It also includes; two, six unit, 44-man sleeper wings, each equipped with dormitory style wash rooms to accompany the dining facility. This structure utilizes a rigid steel skid and steel exterior. It includes all interior furnishings, and at the clients’ request, the structure was designed to survive the rigors of being treated as a piece of equipment. It is a simple design that can withstand the extreme environment changes, while fulfilling the needs of the customer efficiently.
  2. Technical Innovation & Sustainability
    This structure has R-19 in the floor systems, R- 19 in the wall system and R- 49 in the roof system. In addition, this structure has low E windows, energy efficient heating and cooling system and low water consumption plumbing fixtures.
  3. Cost Effectiveness
    The Aries Building System re-remote housing unit has attained cost effectiveness due to a sound engineering, material and procurement process that allowed Aries to provide our product in a very short time frame, while maintaining cost effectiveness. Extensive safety guidelines and multiple teams involved in the logistics and site preparation, proper project management and flawless execution were necessary in order to be cost effective for the user. Proper management of the entire process allowed Aries to provide a fully turnkey facility prior to the proposed deadline of June 1st and under budget.
  4. Project History
    These buildings originated from a workforce housing camp in North Dakota. The decision was made to use these units in order to cut down on freight costs and expedite the timeline for completion.
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