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Saving Lives and Saving Money with Modular Construction

In Bathroom Pods, Pre-fab by jfield0 Comments

In addition to the human tragedy of worker injury and death, accidents cost the construction industry big bucks. Employers across all industries pay about $1 billion (that’s billion with a “b”) weekly in direct worker’s compensation costs, OSHA estimates. As one of the ten most hazardous occupations in the U.S., many of those costs are borne by construction. The costs …

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Building Pros Go Green with Modular Construction

In Bathroom Pods, Pre-fab by jfield0 Comments

Developers often choose pre-fabricated modular bathrooms to help them complete quality projects quicker despite labor shortages – a topic we blogged about several times this year, including our post: “Modular bathrooms speed construction and improve quality in senior living.” But, did you know modular construction also offers important green building benefits? These include: Reduced waste Improved air quality Greater energy …

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Market update: Multi-Unit Residential Construction

In Bathroom Pods, Multi-family housing by jfield0 Comments

As a key market for our modular bathrooms, Oldcastle SurePods keeps a close eye on the multi-unit residential construction market – which includes apartments, condos, dormitories and military housing. The sector is looking solid heading into 2018, with some potential changes in types of properties residents will demand. A headline from BD+C magazine this fall sums up their take on …

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New Hyatt Place at APEX Center of New England Opens

In Bathroom Pods by jfield0 Comments

Over the last year, readers of this blog have seen us track the progress of the APEX Center of New England, an electrifying entertainment, hospitality, retail and office complex in Marlboro, Massachusetts (suburban Boston). Now, one of the project’s centerpieces – a 137-room Hyatt Place hotel built with Oldcastle SurePods pre-fab bathrooms – opens on October 31, 2017. In November, …

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What’s the Future of Modular Construction?

In Bathroom Pods, Modular Construction, Pre-fab by jfield0 Comments

A conversation with Bill Seery, Oldcastle SurePods business development director. A 10+ year veteran of the building prefabrication industry, our business development director, Bill Seery, continually looks for ways to further enhance the benefits of modular construction. We recently asked him where he sees modular bathrooms evolving in the future – here’s our conversation with him. Blog editor: What’s the …

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Marriott’s Commitment to Modular Construction Rolls on in Long Island

In Bathroom Pods, Hospitality, Pre-fab by jfield0 Comments

With occupancy rates significantly higher than the national average and its growing role as a tourist destination, Long Island hotel construction “surges,” trumpets Newsday. Island hoteliers enjoyed a 74% occupancy rate in 2016 compared to 66% nationally, reports The Real Deal: New York Real Estate News. Lee Browning, Sr., CEO of Browning Hotel Properties, is constructing one of the several …

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StrXur by Bluebeam – Plug, Play and Flush

In Industry Insights by jfield0 Comments

Why modular bathrooms are gaining in popularity - A Bright Future for Modular Bathrooms AUTHOR ROSS UFBERG When the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles opened on schedule this past summer, architect and project manager Christopher Martin attributed the achievement to one thing: bathrooms. Martin, CEO of design firm AC Martin, chose to use prefabricated bathrooms for the new landmark, the ...
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Off-Site is Out Of Sight!

In Bathroom Pods, In the News by jfield0 Comments

From Marriott’s modular construction initiative for its hotels to Google planning 300 modular apartment units in San Francisco, forward-thinking companies are turning to off-site construction to get projects completed despite a tight labor market. Even fast food outlets like McDonald’s and Taco Bell are beginning to use modular construction, reports Construction Dive. A survey by the National Institute of Building …