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Industry Observers Rate Modular Construction Top Trend For 2018

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An interesting – but not surprising – thing happened when we did an internet search for 2018 construction trends. From AEC-focused media companies to equipment and software suppliers, more than a half-dozen organizations listed modular or offsite construction as a top trend for the year – among them: Construction Dive Construct Connect The Balance Capterra Construction Management Association of Equipment …

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The 2018 Construction Market by the Numbers: 60,000, 28, 9.2

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A month into the new year, the 2018 construction market observers have made their predictions for this year across various verticals. Within those forecasts, three numbers jumped out at us for key modular construction markets: 60,000, 28 and 9.2. National Real Estate Investor predicts U.S. developers will open 60,000 new hotels rooms this year. Tempering that good news somewhat, the …

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Off-Site is Out Of Sight!

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From Marriott’s modular construction initiative for its hotels to Google planning 300 modular apartment units in San Francisco, forward-thinking companies are turning to off-site construction to get projects completed despite a tight labor market. Even fast food outlets like McDonald’s and Taco Bell are beginning to use modular construction, reports Construction Dive. A survey by the National Institute of Building …

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Tallest Building West of the Mississippi Built with SurePods Pre-fab Bathrooms

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Opened this summer, the 73-story, 1,100-foot tall Wilshire Grand Center in downtown Los Angeles is the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. With a curved top reminiscent of Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome granite formation, the building has also been whimsically described as a “gorgeous nest” for Los Angeles. Another feature of the tower’s key tenant – a 900-room ...
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Hotel Business Magazine Highlights Benefits of SurePods

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Reaching 40,500 hospitality industry executives, on June 21 Hotel Business magazine ran a story discussing the features and benefits of using Oldcastle® SurePods™ modular bathrooms in hotels. With many quotes from our own Bill Seery, associate editor Miriam Landru highlights how pre-fab bathrooms speed construction despite labor shortages while producing high-quality bathrooms suitable to any type of property – up to ...
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Prefab vs. Conventional Construction – The Tale of 2 Hotel Projects

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Infographic created by SurePods. One hotel construction project was built using SurePods prefabricated bathrooms whereas the other was built using conventional construction methods. The overall project outcomes are very different. These difference effect the bottom line. Reach out to usInterested in learning more about prefabricated construction methods? We would love to talk with you about your challenges and how SurePods ...
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BD+C Magazine Showcases Bathroom Pods

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We’re pleased to be featured in the May issue of Building Design + Construction magazine. In the article “Tips for designing and building with bathroom pods,” associate editor David Malone discusses the benefits of pre-fabricated bathrooms, with a focus on modular hotel construction. In noting how modular bathrooms help address labor shortages, Malone quotes SurePods managing director Bill Seery: “As ...
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Modular Hotel Construction a Focus at Marriott CONNECT

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Bathroom Images from Marriott Hotel Construction Projects by SurePods Fairfield Inn by Marriott Marlboro, MAResidence Inn by Marriott Nashua, NHResidence Inn by Marriott Stamford, CTMarriott bringing modular construction technology to their owners Marriott is ready to help their owners take advantage of the opportunities that prefabrication and modularization bring to hotel construction. Few in the AEC industry disagree that construction is ...
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AEC industry triples project work

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Between 2010 and 2016, U.S. contractors tripled their amount of project work using prefabrication, reports Bloomberg BNA. Additionally, “during that period, contractors have gone from investing about 12 percent to 20 percent of their labor hours in prefabrication,” according to the news outlet. The country’s incredibly shrinking pool of skilled construction labor across every trade plays a big role in ...