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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% …

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Industry Observers Rate Modular Construction Top Trend For 2018

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An interesting – but not surprising – thing happened when we did an internet search for 2018 construction trends. From AEC-focused media companies to equipment and software suppliers, more than a half-dozen organizations listed modular or offsite construction as a top trend for the year – among them: Construction Dive Construct Connect The Balance Capterra Construction Management Association of Equipment …

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Developers Simplify Construction Staging with Prefab Bathrooms

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No More Jobsite “Tetris” In one of the best-selling video games of all time, players of “Tetris” must quickly maneuver and rotate descending blocks of various shapes to fill an entire row of the play field. Failing to fill a row causes the blocks to stack up, increasingly filling the play field and reducing the space to maneuver newly dropping …

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Plug and Play

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Imagine ordering a new dishwasher for your home. After picking it out in the store or online, a crew delivers it to your home, where installation is fast and simple. One or two workers simply slide the unit into place, hook it up to your home’s water supply, drainage system and electricity. Within minutes, you’re ready to wash a load …

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Saving Lives and Saving Money with Modular Construction

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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

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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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What’s the Future of Modular Construction?

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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

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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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Hotel Business Magazine Highlights Benefits of SurePods

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Reaching 40,500 hospitality industry executives, on June 21 Hotel Business magazine ran a story discussing the features and benefits of using Oldcastle® SurePods™ modular bathrooms in hotels. With many quotes from our own Bill Seery, associate editor Miriam Landru highlights how pre-fab bathrooms speed construction despite labor shortages while producing high-quality bathrooms suitable to any type of property – up to ...
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BD+C Magazine Showcases Bathroom Pods

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We’re pleased to be featured in the May issue of Building Design + Construction magazine. In the article “Tips for designing and building with bathroom pods,” associate editor David Malone discusses the benefits of pre-fabricated bathrooms, with a focus on modular hotel construction. In noting how modular bathrooms help address labor shortages, Malone quotes Oldcastle SurePods managing director Bill Seery: ...