Horizon North to build homeless units in BC

By Jean Sorensen
Journal of Commerce
November 20, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

The first 78 modular units built for the City of Vancouver’s homeless and supplied by Horizon North will be B.C.-made using B.C. materials and labour, according to president and CEO Rod Graham. …Rao said it was a open call to all interested parties to build the units. As such, there is no requirement that the units be built in B.C. or use B.C. labour or materials such as wood. “While it is not a requirement of the RFQ, B.C. Housing supports the B.C. Wood First Initiative,” he said. BC Housing is currently seeking an expression of interest from companies who can design and manufacture 1,400 housing units for distribution throughout B.C. The other 600 units have been allocated to Vancouver, with Horizon North supplying the units. …Horizon North is a modular home builder that has traditionally served the oil and gas sector but since Graham’s appoint three years ago as chief executive officer, it has deepened its path into other forms of modular construction…

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