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Technical Spotlight Guide

In Bathroom Pods, Modular Construction, Pre-fab by TarynBLeave a Comment

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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Pre-Fab Delivers on High Design

In Bathroom Pods, Pre-fab by jfieldLeave a Comment

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

In Bathroom Pods, Pre-fab by jfield1 Comment

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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Senior Living Market Update: The Calm Before the Silver Tsunami

In Assisted Living, Multi-family housing, Pre-fab by jfieldLeave a Comment

For decades, the Baby Boomer generation has made a huge impact on the U.S. economy. Now, this well-known group is starting to move into retirement, creating a so-called “Silver Tsunami” of new retirees. The coming population wave is poised to make a big splash on the multifamily and senior living construction markets. According to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), the …

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When Modular Bathrooms Make Sense

In Bathroom Pods, Pre-fab by jfieldLeave a Comment

There are a number of reasons why you might be considering prefab bathrooms for your next build. The pods save time, ensure a high level of quality, reduce labor resources and cut down on project rework in one of the most problem-prone areas in commercial builds. But, are prefab bathrooms the right choice for your project? Usually, for individual residential …

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Technical Spotlight #2: Prefab Bathroom Pod Delivery Facts

In Bathroom Pods, Modular Construction, Pre-fab by jfieldLeave a Comment

Welcome to our second “Technical Spotlight.” Our first post in this series debunked the myth that contractors need to increase building height when using prefab bathroom pods. This post will take a different approach, answering some of our most frequently asked questions about pre-fab bathroom pod delivery. If you’re new to SurePods, our modular bathrooms are built in a controlled …

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Look-Back Top 5 Modular Construction Stories of 2018

In Bathroom Pods, In the News, Modular Construction, Pre-fab by jfieldLeave a Comment

Modular construction projects picked up steam in the face of skilled labor challenges in 2018. But that’s not all they did. They pushed the limits of what’s possible and helped dispel the notion that prefab is a second-rate construction method. To see how they’re moving the industry forward, here’s a look-back at our top 5 modular construction stories of the …

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Why pre-fab construction? A smart solution for the skilled labor shortage

In Bathroom Pods, In the News, Pre-fab by jfieldLeave a Comment

Do you remember when the construction industry first started talking about the skilled labor shortage? There was a lot of buzz as post-recession claims about an imminent labor squeeze finally turned into reality. Manufacturers, economists and optimists theorized solutions. Companies were aggressive in their recruiting efforts. But as the construction industry started booming, causing the skilled labor gap to widen …

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SurePods Prefabricated Bathrooms Help Speed California Hotel Construction

In Bathroom Pods, Hospitality, In the News, Modular Construction, Pre-fab by jfieldLeave a Comment

Anaheim’s new Cambria Hotel & Suites among a growing list of California hotels to use prefabricated bathroom pods to deliver better quality, faster construction while simplifying jobsite work. Anaheim, CA. – November 28, 2018 – To help offset skilled labor woes in today’s red-hot construction market and put heads in bed earlier, Anaheim’s new, 345-room Cambria Hotel & Suites is …

20th LCI Congress Gemba Walk at SurePods

In Lean Construction, Modular Construction, Pre-fab by jfieldLeave a Comment

As part of the Lean Construction Institutes 20th Annual Congress which took place in Orlando, Florida October 15-19, 2018, SurePods hosted a Gemba walk.  It was billed as “SurePods Modular Bathroom Pod Factory Tour – Come see the largest pod manufacturer in the U.S. at their facility that produces over 4,000 bathroom pods per year. Practicing Lean Manufacturing within the facility, see how …