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Best Western Hotel

Location: Brandon, Manitoba

Best Western is a successful chain of hotels that are located worldwide. The Brandon Best Western is a 3-storey building with 79 rooms, located on Middleton Drive in Brandon Manitoba. The Brandon Best Western Hotel is a facility housing amenities usually featured in the Best Western chain including a pool, patio, breakfast area, elevator and fitness center. Samson Engineering Inc. completed all the architectural and engineering components with drawings issued for construction.

The scope of work completed by SEI encompassed architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering design services in order to produce certified drawings. SEI integrated the specific needs of the client, users and Best Western Design Standards to produce a hotel that feels like a home away from home. This
building has a very low energy footprint by using a high efficiency ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) construction on the exterior of the building. Also ICF construction was used between each suite to creating a suite that is as quiet as possible, making each guests stay very comfortable. Civil aspects by Samson Engineering included the designing sewer, water and drainage components of the project. SEI also designed the roads, curbs and asphalt surfacing for the driveways and parking areas in addition to sidewalks and the concrete entrance pads. Structural components encompassed the design of the foundation and superstructure of the facility: concrete foundation elements, concrete shell for the pool, concrete superstructure. SEI designed all the mechanical systems: plumbing, hot & cold water supply, sprinkler system, heating, ventilations, and air conditioning. The detailed electrical design included site lighting and power, electrical distribution systems, service entrance, electrical panels, lighting plan, power and receptacles plan, voice and data plan, exit/emergency lighting systems, the fire alarm system, and electrical requirements for HVAC systems. Samson Engineering generated project specifications for the building, prepared for tendering.

The Brandon Best Western Hotel was a project of enormous scope, and SEI was there throughout, completing construction reviews and monitoring the work as it progressed to ensure it was properly completed.