ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.

ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.

April 23, 2010 12:54 ET

ATCO Structures & Logistics Wins 2010 Award of Distinction

Modular Building Institute recognizes permanent building in Chile

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2010) - ATCO Structures & Logistics' joint venture company, Tecno Fast ATCO S.A., has won a 2010 Award of Distinction from the Modular Building Institute (MBI). The award is for the company's design and construction of the Esperanza Guard House, a unique permanent building used to control access to the Esperanza copper mine operated by Antofagasta Minerals in Calama, Chile.

"Our challenge was to design a facility that provided security personnel with a 360 degree line of sight to the surrounding area, as well as a functional space to execute routine screening," said Louie Guglielmo, Tecno Fast ATCO's Deputy Manager in Chile. "These needs inspired our architectural approach of using gluelam beams. The result is a rustic, minimalist look that complements the desert environment."

Building in the Atacama Desert - the driest desert in the world – also created design challenges. By using innovative building products (including thermal panel tinted glass with a special film to minimize glare, and structural insulated panels to minimize loss of air conditioning) Tecno Fast ATCO's design provides energy efficient benefits in lighting and air-conditioning.

MBI's Awards of Distinction are judged on three criteria: architectural excellence, technical innovation, energy efficiency and cost. Tecno Fast ATCO won the award in the category of Permanent, Institutional or Assembly – under 5,000 square feet.

Tecno Fast ATCO S.A. is headquartered in Santiago, Chile and is a joint venture company between Tecno Fast S.A. and ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.

ATCO Structures & Logistics offers complete infrastructure solutions worldwide. With manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Australia, and the Middle East and operations on six continents, the company has the expertise to deliver a rapid, full turnkey solution anywhere it is needed. To learn more visit

ATCO Structures & Logistics is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. With more than 7,500 employees and assets of approximately $10 billion, ATCO Group delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction), Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement) and Technologies (business systems solutions). Full details can be found at

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Contact Information

  • ATCO Tecno Fast S.A.
    Louie Guglielmo
    Deputy Manager
    562-790-5013 (Santiago)
    ATCO Structures & Logistics
    Brent Morgan
    Executive V.P. Sales
    403-292-7720 (Calgary)