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Peeling Back the Wallpaper on SurePods

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In our last post, we went behind the scenes at The Courtyard by Marriott in Hagerstown, Maryland. After being in constant use for seven years, the hotel was ready for its first scheduled maintenance upgrade. Guided by Adam Hedgcock, Director of Engineering for SurePods, let’s revisit a modular bathroom pod installation and see how it is performing years later.   …

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Seven Years Later, SurePods Still Wow

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Prefabricated bathrooms save time and money in commercial builds, but how well do they hold up in a real-world setting? We caught up with Gary Fennell, Director of Facilities & Construction for Plamondon Hospitality Partners, to see how SurePods bathroom pods have withstood the wear and tear of seven years and 2,000 guests at The Courtyard by Marriott in Hagerstown, ...
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Report Heralds Modular Construction’s Superior Productivity

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Why Pre-Fab Construction? A Recent Report Heralds Modular Construction’s Superior Productivity At SurePods, we’ve long been proponents of prefabrication. While many in the hospital, multi-unit residential and healthcare sectors have similarly jumped aboard the modular construction train, the rest of the building industry has been slow to catch up. Still, as a new report by McKinsey & Company details, construction …

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Hospitality Industry and Modular Construction Forecasts are Encouraging

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With 2019 well underway, national and market-level hospitality forecasters are already looking to 2020 and beyond. Given SurePods’ close involvement in this key market, we’re continually keeping our finger on the pulse of lodging trends. In January 2019, STR and Tourism Economics “downgraded their 2019 forecast for the U.S. hotel industry, now pegging year-over-year demand growth at 1.9 percent, compared …

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Real World Solutions: Pre-fab at Work in Student Housing

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Student housing developers continue to seek out real estate on the doorsteps of colleges and universities. However, “with diminishing site availability near campuses, developers have tailored their projects accordingly, building taller buildings,” says Student Housing Supply. The high-rise style lends itself well to prefabrication, as the approach addresses time and sustainability concerns commonly found in the multi-unit residential industry. To …

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Bathroom Pods and MEP System Tolerances

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Technical Spotlight #5: Prefab Bathroom Pods and MEP System Tolerances Interested in using modular bathroom pods, but fear of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) issues keeping you up at night? It’s SurePods to the rescue! In the fifth installment of our “Technical Spotlight” series, we’ll answer three common questions around modular bathrooms’ MEP system tolerances, proving that prefab can once …

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SurePods Close-up: On the Assembly Line

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A lot has changed since we first started producing SurePods bathroom pods back in 2004. Picture field-built bathroom building, plus a roof overhead. Over time, we’ve paired modern machines with skilled, cross-trained employees in a controlled factory environment to deliver on speed, superior quality, simplicity and safety. We invite you to come along with us for an in-depth look at …

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Pre-Fab Delivers on High Design

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Take a good look at this 5-star resort bathroom. Located in the beachfront Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas, the high-end bathroom boasts a prefab design that features double sinks with clean, modern lines, a generous soaking tub and a shower stall elegantly separated from a toilet water closet by frosted glass. Now, how many of you would guess …

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Why Pre-Fab Construction? A Surefire Way to Knock Green Goals Out of the Park

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Sustainability is by no means a new concept. Dating back to the start of the 20th century, the green movement arose in response to the Industrial Revolution’s great consumption of resources. Today, going green is a global trend seen nearly everywhere, but it’s especially relevant in the building sector given the impact of material selection on the natural environment. In …

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Technical Spotlight #4: Prefab Bathroom Pod Specialized Moving Equipment

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On large commercial construction sites it is common to see cranes seamlessly carrying heavy loads. At SurePods, these cranes are an important part of our process. Building teams use them to lift and place prefabricated bathroom pods into a range of building types, from hotels to dormitories, saving critical time, labor and money on the jobsite. Since cranes and bathroom …