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Technical Spotlight #2: Prefab Bathroom Pod Delivery Facts

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Welcome to our second “Technical Spotlight.” Our first post in this series debunked the myth that contractors need to increase building height when using prefab bathroom pods. This post will take a different approach, answering some of our most frequently asked questions about pre-fab bathroom pod delivery. If you’re new to Oldcastle SurePods, our modular bathrooms are built in a …

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Look-Back Top 5 Modular Construction Stories of 2018

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Modular construction projects picked up steam in the face of skilled labor challenges in 2018. But that’s not all they did. They pushed the limits of what’s possible and helped dispel the notion that prefab is a second-rate construction method. To see how they’re moving the industry forward, here’s a look-back at our top 5 modular construction stories of the …

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Construction Market Update: Survey Reveals Most U.S. Construction Companies Use Off-Site Construction

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According to a 2018 survey from The Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) of the National Institute of Building Sciences, modular construction is no longer the new kid on the block. The OSCC survey found off-site construction is now used by the strong majority of AEC firms, reporting that 87.6 percent of participants used some type of off-site prefabrication method over the …

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Why pre-fab construction? A smart solution for the skilled labor shortage

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Do you remember when the construction industry first started talking about the skilled labor shortage? There was a lot of buzz as post-recession claims about an imminent labor squeeze finally turned into reality. Manufacturers, economists and optimists theorized solutions. Companies were aggressive in their recruiting efforts. But as the construction industry started booming, causing the skilled labor gap to widen …

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Can’t wait to see you at Marriott CONNECT 2018!

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The SurePods team is on hand with a display featuring 3 Marriott branded bathrooms including the AC Hotels by Marriott, Element and Fairfield Inn by Marriott. Come touch, see, and feel SurePods quality first hand. The SurePods process allows ten trades to be collapsed into one precise factory-built product. Cut costs, shorten timelines, and eliminate job site risk with SurePods. We are revolutionizing hotel …

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SurePods Prefabricated Bathrooms Help Speed California Hotel Construction

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Anaheim’s new Cambria Hotel & Suites among a growing list of California hotels to use prefabricated bathroom pods to deliver better quality, faster construction while simplifying jobsite work. Anaheim, CA. – November 28, 2018 – To help offset skilled labor woes in today’s red-hot construction market and put heads in bed earlier, Anaheim’s new, 345-room Cambria Hotel & Suites is …

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Technical Spotlight #1 Prefab Bathrooms and Building Heights

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Welcome to the first “Technical Spotlight” – a series of blog posts aimed to answer key questions on designing for and installing SurePods pre-fab, modular bathrooms. The answers are meant to be a starting point for the building team. Always keep in mind when using prefabrication in construction that involving the prefab/modular manufacturer early in the process is critical to …

20th LCI Congress Gemba Walk at SurePods

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As part of the Lean Construction Institutes 20th Annual Congress which took place in Orlando, Florida October 15-19, 2018, SurePods hosted a Gemba walk.  It was billed as “Oldcastle SurePods Modular Bathroom Pod Factory Tour – Come see the largest pod manufacturer in the U.S. at their facility that produces over 4,000 bathroom pods per year. Practicing Lean Manufacturing within the facility, see …

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SurePods Delivers Pods for Residence Inn and Full-service Marriott Hotel

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Out Of The Gate: SurePods Delivers Pods For Lexington, Kentucky, Dual Branded Full-Service and Residence Inn Marriott Hotel In the green, rolling farmlands of northern Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, trainers prepare their thoroughbred horses for races near and far. At the sound of the starting gun, those horses will thunder down the track toward the finish line. In the heart of …