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State of the Industry

In Modular Construction by TarynBLeave a Comment

Quite often, the numbers say it all. Indeed, reports from last quarter reveal that not only is the modular construction industry performing strongly, but that prefabrication’s market size will also continue to rise across residential, commercial, healthcare, educational and industrial sectors. According to Grand View Research’s modular construction market report, modular’s market size was valued at 112.3 billion USD in …

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Technical Spotlight #7 Prefab Bathroom Pods: Slab Depression Not Required

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Many misconceptions prevent building professionals from making the leap to time- and labor-saving modular construction methods. For example, some developers believe that prefabricated bathrooms come with thick floor assemblies. They fear this would require additional work to depress the concrete slab in order to accommodate the height of the modular units’ bulky floors.  In our seventh “Technical Spotlight,” we’ll address …

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Reflections of Gratitude for our SurePods Family

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On Tuesday, friends and family come together from all over the world, ringing in 2020 and remembering the blessings of 2019. In the spirit of celebration and thankfulness, we at SurePods want to take a moment and say thank you to our incredible team. Contrary to what many may think when they hear “pre-fab manufacturing,” our Orlando-based factory is not …

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Year in Review

In Assisted Living, Bathroom Pods, Hospitality, In the News, Multi-family housing by TarynBLeave a Comment

With December in full swing, we wanted to reflect on what a great year it’s been here at SurePods. In 2019, project highlights included laying the groundwork on a new assisted living project; delivering pre-fab pods to burgeoning modular markets in St. Louis, Missouri, and Cambridge, Massachusetts; and seeing a training center project outfitted with prefabricated bathrooms near opening. Let’s …

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Why Pre-Fab Construction? Sidestepping the “Fatal Four”

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The topic of causalities is always grim. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “Out of 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2017, 971 or 20.7% were in construction.” That’s the equivalent of 1 in 5 workers passing from an often preventable, building-related death. While the numbers paint a dark and dreary picture, there is …

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SurePods Close-up: Delivering on Simplicity

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Some of the simplest things in life bring the greatest joy. From popping bubble wrap and running through the sprinklers on a hot summer day, to watching a stunning sunset unfold — simplicity is something to embrace. The concept of simplicity has become a focus for many businesses, manufacturers included. With a more refined approach to production, architects and contractors …

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An Interview with Design Principal Greg Mueller

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Why Pre-Fab Construction? An interview with Design Principal Greg Mueller We recently reached out to Greg Mueller, CEO/Principal at California-based Tucker Sadler Architects, who has worked extensively with SurePods on the design side of things. Specifically, Mueller has worked with the modular bathroom pods in various multi-family and hospitality projects, including the AC Hotel by Marriott in San Diego. SurePods: …

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While Multi-Family Industry Reports are Mixed, Opportunities Abound for Pre-Fab

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Since we are three-quarters of the way through the year, we thought we’d take a brief look back at how the multi-family marketplace has fared in 2019. Sifting through recent multi-unit residential construction reports reveals a mixed bag for one of modular bathrooms’ key markets. On the positive side, Multifamily Executive (MFE) recently shared the following statistics from Berkadia’s National …

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No Impact on Overall Building Floor Space

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Technical Spotlight #6 Prefab Bathroom Pods: No Impact on Overall Building Floor Space When pre-fab skeptics picture a modular bathroom pod, they likely envision a bulky, boxy structure that takes up valuable space. Given the prevalence of this belief, Bill Seery, VP of business development for SurePods, touches on this constructability myth in Busting the Myths of Pre-Fab Modular Bathrooms. …