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91, 96, 80 – Three Figures Argue For The Need To Change How America Builds

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We’ve written many times in this blog about how severe the shortage of skilled construction labor has become in the U.S. One figure released this month sums up the pain construction firms are feeling: 91% of contractors rate their trouble finding skilled labor as either “moderate” (36%) or “difficult” (55%), according to the USG and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial …

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EEEEEK! Horror stories of rework needed during on-site bathroom construction

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About 60% of the punch-list in hospitality and multi-housing projects results from damage to the bathrooms throughout the on-site bathroom construction process. Picture dozens of subs coming and going in a space that’s typically no larger than 50 to 100 square feet – everyone from electricians to plumbers, drywall installers, painters, even the mirror hanger. It’s no wonder damage is …

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Why Pre-Fab Construction? An interview with interior designer Stina Funch

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We recently asked interior designer Stina Funch about her experience working with Oldcastle SurePods modular bathrooms. Funch, creative director for Atwater Inc. Studio in Los Angeles, was part of the project team for the new 228-room Nashville Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites now under construction in the city’s downtown. SurePods: As an interior designer, what are the advantages of working …

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Project Profile – Nashville Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites

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Modular bathrooms help hotel construction proceed at fast tempo in Music City In the super-heated Nashville hospitality market, Pinnacle Hospitality Partners anticipates trimming significant time from the construction schedule for a 14-story, downtown hotel by using pre-fabricated modular bathrooms. Located in Nashville’s booming SoBro area of downtown, a short walk from the Music City Center convention hall and popular attractions, …

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Seeking applicants – Director of Business Development – Student Housing – National

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Oldcastle SurePods, a CRH Company, is the leading manufacturer of fully outfitted, modular building components in North America with over 15,000 bathroom pods and over 100,000 total modules manufactured and installed (security, telecom, educational, bathrooms, shelters). Oldcastle SurePods is part of CRH Americas, the largest building materials company in North America. We are a proud reflection of hundreds of family …

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Did you miss SurePods modular bathrooms pod loading event?

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If you weren’t one of the approximately 200 attendees of the SurePods modular bathrooms pod loading event last week at the Residence Inn by Marriott under construction in Fulton, Maryland, here’s what you missed. Developers, contractors and architects involved in hospitality and multi-family projects – along with local high school students – traveled to the suburban Baltimore -Washington, D.C., construction …

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Are you a GC falling behind the competition?

In Bathroom Pods, Industry Insights, Pre-fab by jfieldLeave a Comment

The Q1 Commercial Construction Index prepared by the US Chamber of Commerce and USG Corporation lays out some good news and bad news for general contractors. What may surprise many is they are at risk if not already falling behind the competition. The good news is: Of the contractors using prefabrication/modularization, 70% report experiencing eight key benefits, which include improved …