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Construction Dive – A push for prefab: Why offsite construction methods are moving to the mainstream

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Until recently, the words "modular construction" likely evoked images of boxy, utilitarian overflow classrooms, and "prefabricated" connoted an inevitable sacrifice in style. However, today's offsite construction industry is an entirely different proposition. In the last few years, general contractors and owners have become more receptive to its use, and designers are learning that prefabrication provides flexibility without constraining creativity. A big ...
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Hotel Executive – Modular Construction: An Evolution in the Development of Modern Hotels

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What are the benefits, and what should hotel developers consider before going modular? Though historically associated with residential and low-rise commercial buildings, modular construction has gone more upscale in recent years.  The term "modular construction" once conjured images of small construction trailers or antiquated mobile home clusters just off the highway, not the most alluring draw for high-end developers and ...
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Construction Global – Which hotel chain is turning to modular construction?

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Modular building is on the rise due to its cost efficiency, ability to remodel and increasingly provide long-term benefits. With the increased use of various technologies within design and construction, traditional processes are being overhauled and new systems have been adopted in building projects which are high quality, cost effective and increasingly sustainable. The US has been behind some of ...
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Construction Dive – Marriott to expand use of modular construction in hotel projects

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Marriott International has announced plans to use modular construction on approximately 13% of its North American hotel deals this year The hotel company said in a press release that it expects to sign 50 hotel agreements this year that include prefabricated bathrooms or guest rooms in their designs. Thus far, Marriott has opened one modular hotel in California — completed two ...
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ENR – New Survey Charts the Unfulfilled Expectations of Prefabrication

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Off-site fabrication doesn’t always provide results contractors seek Author: Jim Parsons Many of us have experienced that proverbial “lightbulb moment,” a flash of insight when the complexities of a new or challenging concept finally make sense. But when it comes to the nuances of prefabrication, a recent industry survey says many contractors are still in the dark. Read this article ...