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Tallest Building West of the Mississippi Built with SurePods Pre-fab Bathrooms

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Opened this summer, the 73-story, 1,100-foot tall Wilshire Grand Center in downtown Los Angeles is the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. With a curved top reminiscent of Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome granite formation, the building has also been whimsically described as a “gorgeous nest” for Los Angeles. Another feature of the tower’s key tenant – a 900-room ...
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Why Pre-fab Construction?

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Modular bathrooms speed construction and improve quality in senior living Jason Hess, CEO of senior living provider Elite Care of Portland, Oregon, compares modular construction to building a BMW in a factory versus building the cars in a muddy field. “Everything is laser guided and precision cut,” he told the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. Expanding on Hess’s insights, Oldcastle ...

Construction labor shortages in the news – Again!

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As keen observers of the construction industry, hardly a day goes by that we don’t see another horror story on how bad shortages of skilled labor have become. That news is all over the trade and business press and now is in the broader media like Fox News. The networks’ Casey Stegall reported August 2 how severe the problem has ...
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Spotlight on Production Holiday Inn Nashville Downtown

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The world’s largest hotel brand – Holiday Inn – is adding a new property in the hot Nashville market. Part of Intercontinental Hotels Group, the Holiday Inn Nashville Downtown will be a 15-story hotel in the city’s SoBro (South of Broadway) neighborhood, with convenient access to the Music City Center convention hall. As the general contractor, D.F. Chase, Inc., erects ...
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The Shortage of Skilled Construction Labor is Worse than You Think

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Construction Market Update:  One Step Forward, Five Steps Back “Construction is ground zero in the worker shortage,” the Wall Street Journal editorial page declared this spring. Not given to hyperbole, the Journal colorfully describes the pain building owners and contractors face with finding sufficient numbers of workers to build their projects. Construction employment is up, but not enough to meet ...
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Do You Have 52 Seconds to Hear How to Save 6 Months on Your Next Project?

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Are you interested in hearing how developer on Wilshire Grand in Los Angeles saved 6 months on their construction timeline? You may have heard, the Wilshire Grand Center opened its doors to the public this past Friday, June 23rd. It was a grand opening indeed. Turner Construction's project manager/architect, Christopher Martin talks with Andrea Bernstein, correspondent at KPCC in a ...
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Hotel Business Magazine Highlights Benefits of SurePods

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Reaching 40,500 hospitality industry executives, on June 21 Hotel Business magazine ran a story discussing the features and benefits of using Oldcastle® SurePods™ modular bathrooms in hotels. With many quotes from our own Bill Seery, associate editor Miriam Landru highlights how pre-fab bathrooms speed construction despite labor shortages while producing high-quality bathrooms suitable to any type of property – up to ...
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Behind the scenes in our modular bathroom factory

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In modern society, building construction is one of the few industries in which the product is made under highly variable conditions. While cars, computers and other consumer goods are fabricated in precision, controlled environments, buildings are largely still constructed in places with wildly divergent weather and site conditions. The variability creates schedule uncertainty and makes it difficult to produce a ...
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Prefab vs. Conventional Construction – The Tale of 2 Hotel Projects

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Infographic created by Oldcastle SurePods. One hotel construction project was built using SurePods prefabricated bathrooms whereas the other was built using conventional construction methods. The overall project outcomes are very different. These difference effect the bottom line. Reach out to usInterested in learning more about prefabricated construction methods? We would love to talk with you about your challenges and how ...