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Technical Spotlight #3: Prefab Bathroom Pod Delivery and Load-In

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At Oldcastle SurePods, we often say modular bathrooms are like a dishwasher. Once the pods are delivered to the jobsite, craned to the appropriate floor and slid into place, they’re ready to “plug and play.” A trained crew will anchor the units, and connect the electrical systems, hot and cold water hook-ups and wastewater disposal. Exterior drywall is then installed …

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Senior Living Market Update: The Calm Before the Silver Tsunami

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For decades, the Baby Boomer generation has made a huge impact on the U.S. economy. Now, this well-known group is starting to move into retirement, creating a so-called “Silver Tsunami” of new retirees. The coming population wave is poised to make a big splash on the multifamily and senior living construction markets. According to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), the …

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When Modular Bathrooms Make Sense

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There are a number of reasons why you might be considering prefab bathrooms for your next build. The pods save time, ensure a high level of quality, reduce labor resources and cut down on project rework in one of the most problem-prone areas in commercial builds. But, are prefab bathrooms the right choice for your project? Modular bathrooms, like any …

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Hotel Business Article – How Prefab Bathrooms Can Save Time and Money

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Hotel Business magazine recently published an article that takes an in-depth look at why more hoteliers are turning to prefab bathrooms as the skilled labor gap widens. Awareness is the first step in education, so let’s get started! As the article states: A growing number of hotels are using prefabricated bathrooms to speed up construction and offset a skilled labor …

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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 …