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Technical Spotlight #2: Prefab Bathroom Pod Delivery Facts

In Bathroom Pods, Modular Construction, Pre-fab by jfieldLeave a Comment

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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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 …

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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The Hidden Benefits of Modular – Potentially Lower Insurance Costs

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Nearly three construction workers die every day, on average, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That’s a total of 991 per year in 2016, with construction fatalities accounting for one in five U.S. worker deaths. Additionally, across all industries, private employers experienced 2.9 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 FTEs, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics …

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

In Bathroom Pods, Hospitality, Modular Construction by jfieldLeave a Comment

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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Building Structure Type – SurePods Don’t Care

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Are you building a wood frame, steel, post tension, or block and plank structure? It doesn’t matter to SurePods, they are structurally indifferent Developers, architects, and contractors are always questioning which building structure types they can build with and still utilize bathroom pods. When it comes to SurePods bathrooms, that worry is an unnecessary thought process to entertain. Through the …

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Modular: You Can’t Get it if You Don’t Ask for it

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A few weeks ago we blogged about the Q1 Commercial Construction Index prepared by the US Chamber of Commerce and USG corporation. Building upon that post, several of the report’s data sets provide a powerful cautionary tale for building owners and developers interested in modular construction – you won’t get it, if you don’t ask for it. On one hand, …

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Plug and play – BIM Supercharges Modular Construction

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“Plug and play,” is how our director of business development, Bill Seery, often refers to pre-fabricated modular bathrooms – during both construction and design. On the jobsite, crews crane the finished pods into place, then “plug” them into the building’s plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, ready for guests to use, once the rest of the building is complete. Plug and …

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Top 5 Takeaways from the Q1 Commercial Construction Index

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The US Chamber of Commerce in partnership with USG just released their 2018 Q1 Commercial Construction Index. Overall things continue to look positive for the foreseeable future in commercial construction. When reviewing the index some interesting data caught our eye that we would like to share. Our top 5 takeaways from the Q1 CCI regarding prefab/modular construction techniques:  1. 62% …