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Modular Market Update: Hospitality

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As the modular market continues to ramp up, we’ll be featuring monthly segments containing prefabricated construction’s latest stats and trends. Come along as we share pertinent research and studies broken out by industry, and see how SurePods, along with other modular manufacturers, sidestep common construction challenges. In our first installment, we’ll take a look at pre-fab’s potential in hotel/motel applications: …

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Projects in the Works – Multi-family apartment unit rises up in Cambridge, utilizes SurePods

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, is famously home to Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT’s website describes the cost of living in the Cambridge/Boston area as “among the highest in the United States,” with limited new inventory of apartments coming on line. Add this to the fact that trade labor is hard to come by in the Boston market – …

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Why Pre-Fab Construction? An interview with Chris Shinkle, Vice President – Development & Construction

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We caught up with Chris Shinkle, Vice President – Development & Construction for Midas Hospitality during SurePods’ first installation in the St. Louis market. While the new Element by Westin is set to open Q3 2020, Shinkle is already a proponent of prefabrication, noting its ability to speed up timelines, while delivering high-end aesthetics. SurePods: What made Midas Hospitality decide …

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Technical Spotlight Guide

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Our seven Technical Spotlights address critical questions related to SurePods modular bathroom units, from how to design for the prefabricated pods to the details of the installation process. Rather than having to sift through a sea of past blog posts, here’s a complete compilation of our series to date. Happy planning! Technical Spotlight: #1 Prefab Bathrooms and Building Heights The …

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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

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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 …