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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. …

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Celebrating National Manufacturing Day

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Happy National Manufacturing Day! On this nationally recognized day, which falls on the first Friday in October, we’re joining with companies and educational institutions around the country to celebrate the opportunities within manufacturing and introduce a new generation to a rewarding career path. One option for potential manufacturing professionals to consider is the booming prefabrication industry. Pre-fab, or modular construction, …

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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 …