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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: ...
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Senior Living Developers Rely on Modular Construction

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Developers use modular construction to help fulfill housing wishes of 55+ consumers Senior Living Developments Many people with aging parents dread having “the conversation” about the need to move to an assisted living facility. What makes this conversation so tough is they know for the senior parent such a move can mean a loss of freedom and dignity. “In most …

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Adoption of Modular Hotel Construction

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Marriott drives adoption of modular hotel construction at 2017 CONNECT Conference.Insights from Marriott CONNECT 2017 Marriott CONNECT was a great opportunity to reconnect with many of our hotel industry colleagues which we thoroughly enjoyed. Marriott continues to be a big advocate for modular hotel construction, announcing its plans to incorporate prefabricated guest rooms or bathrooms into 50 hotel deals in ...
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SurePods™ Green Approach to Bathroom Building Factors in NYC Public Housing Project’s Green Building Award

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Prospect Plaza Brooklyn NYC Affordable Housing Project Prefab bathroom by SurePods Oldcastle SurePods™ is pleased to announce their green approach to bathroom building was an integral element of the Prospect Plaza Site 1 project's,  2016 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Pillars of Industry Award for Best Green Building Concepts. The award-winning project, Prospect Plaza Site 1, is a 110-unit ...
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Productivity in Construction – A Frank Discussion

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What is productivity? Oxford Dictionary defines productivity as "The effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input".Oxford DictionaryLet's talk about productivity in the construction industry—or, rather, lack of it. Labor productivity is a measure of economic performance that compares the amount of goods and services produced (output) with ...