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Boom! Wave Of Retiring Baby Boomers Driving Multi-Housing Industry

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Boom! Wave Of Retiring Baby Boomers Driving Multi-Housing Industry Demographers have known for decades that the Baby Boom generation would have huge implications for the U.S. as they aged. Now that the earliest boomers are in their 70s and more are rapidly approaching that age, we’re seeing the effects on multifamily and senior living construction. People 65+ will grow from …

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Many More Beds for Heads – Hotel Construction Growth to Continue Strong into 2019

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For those of us working in the AEC industry – including supplying materials for it – the hospitality sector continues to drive strong business. The rest of 2018 and well into 2019 are looking good for hotel construction. More than 130,200 rooms in 1,145 new projects will open in 2018, according to the U.S. Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging …

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Busting the Myths of Pre-Fab Modular Bathrooms

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An interview with SurePods’ Bill Seery From his frequent conversations with building industry professionals, Bill Seery, VP of business development for Oldcastle SurePods, hears firsthand what they believe about the myths of pre-fab modular bathrooms / modular construction – with opinions ranging from the well-informed to erroneous. Here we interview Bill on what misconceptions he hears about pre-fab, and how …

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Two Marriott Hotels Race toward the Finish Line in the Hearty of Kentucky Horse Country

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In the self-proclaimed “Horse Capital of the World,” Marriott International will open dual-branded properties in 2019. This summer, construction is progressing rapidly as two Marriott hotels in the City Center project in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, take delivery of Oldcastle SurePods pre-fabricated bathroom pods. The Marriott-flagged “Lexington Marriott City Center” and “Residence Inn Lexington City Center” will add much-needed hotel capacity …

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Hotel Management Article – When hotels should consider modular bathrooms

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Hotel Management magazine recently published an article to help guide hotel developers who may not be familiar with the applicability and benefits of incorporating modular bathrooms in their new construction hotel projects. Awareness is the first step in education so let’s get started! As the cliché goes, “time is money.” Hotel developers know this well, especially when construction delays cause …

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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 …