Nomodic Awarded Contract for 40-Suite Transitional Affordable Housing Complex in Sudbury, Ontario

News | October 11, 2022

Nomodic Modular Structures Inc. (Nomodic) announced today that it has been awarded a design-build contract to supply a new 40-unit transitional housing complex for the City of Greater Sudbury in Ontario. The four-storey modular complex will be built in partnership with Buttcon Ltd. (Buttcon), with funding from CMHC’s Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI).

When it opens late next year, it will provide safe, affordable housing for residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and will include wraparound services for addictions and mental health through an Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) program. The complex will be Nomodic’s largest supportive housing project to date in Eastern Canada.

“This collaboration with Buttcon is another exciting step in supporting Nomodic’s mission to provide sustainable and timely housing solutions to Canadian communities from coast to coast,” said Kevin Read, president and CEO of Nomodic. “Our team is extremely excited to apply its experience delivering several housing developments under the CMHC Rapid Housing Initiative to leave things better for the City of Greater Sudbury.”

Preliminary conceptual renderings (ARK Petroff Architects)

The contract will see Nomodic’s specialized expertise in modular design and constructability combine with Buttcon’s extensive experience with on-site project development and construction. Nomodic will lead and coordinate the design, modular fabrication & transport, and installation portions of the project, while Buttcon will lead the onsite construction. Several experienced partners and consultants will serve prominent roles in delivering the finished complex, including architect ARK Petroff Architects, fabricator FlexModular, and engineers Steenhof Building Services Group, Quasar Consulting Group, and MTE Consultants.

“Buttcon is proud to be partnered with the City of Sudbury and Nomodic,” said Jerry Rynda, Manager of Business Development at Buttcon. “Our teams look forward to showcasing how social housing can be built effectively in our province and still provide the residence and the community a safe, caring, and supportive environment.”  

The approximately 35,000 sq. ft. complex will contain a number of features and amenities designed to optimize residents’ experiences, including:

  • Community and meeting spaces
  • On-site clinical supports
  • A private resident courtyard
  • A generously-sized kitchen
  • Dining and lounge areas that are strategically located to minimize disruption to residents in their suites
  • Accessible features, including an elevator and roll-in showers

Preliminary conceptual renderings (ARK Petroff Architects)

“This collaboration with Buttcon is another exciting step in supporting Nomodic’s mission to provide sustainable and timely housing solutions to Canadian communities from coast to coast.”

The building will also feature sustainable initiatives designed to reduce operating energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, such as energy efficient mechanical systems and high-performance glazing, exterior facades, and insulation.

In addition, an innovative modular design that includes “inset” bedrooms will allow units to be self-contained in single modules, ultimately creating a more efficient building envelope and bigger suites while optimizing and reducing the construction schedule.

Both Nomodic and Buttcon are tremendously excited for the opportunity to leave things better for the community and look forward to sharing more details in the weeks and months ahead.


Click here to read more about how Nomodic is supporting Canadian communities with affordable housing solutions built for today and tomorrow.

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