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An Innovative Feat of Engineering and Design – Wilshire Grand

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An Innovative Feat of Engineering and Design: Bathroom Pods

698 fully complete bathroom pods will arrive at the site of the new Wilshire Grand beginning on November 16, supplying the project with factory built, fully finished bathrooms that will remain locked for the duration of the interior construction process. Once the bathroom pods arrive onsite, they will require only a handful of mechanical, electrical and plumbing connections. These plug and play bathroom pods, which were engineered and manufactured offsite by Oldcastle, are a recent innovation in construction across the U.S., and are the latest evidence that the Wilshire Grand will set the gold standard of design, engineering and architecture in downtown Los Angeles when its doors open in 2017.

INNOVATIVE DESIGN | The Pod Difference

  • Pod fabrication began in the factory at the same time the concrete was being poured for the building’s foundations at the site in February, 2014. The allowance of concurrent construction activities is a benefit of prefabrication, helping to abbreviate the overall project schedule and allowing the new hotel to open up more quickly.
  • Currently, bathrooms are being created at a rate of 3 pods per day.
  • A limited number of pod layouts were used for the entire project. Bathrooms were more uniformly designed when compared to a typical project, ensuring maximum time-efficiency.

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  1. Dear Sirs, Have you considered exporting to Latin America? Presently living in Riverside County, Mexican by birth and strongly relying on my long professional experience in the building of well over 3,000 houses in Mexico, – pre-designed, 100% prefabricated to the millimeter, pre-painted, built with hot dip galvanized steel panels with a flexible urethane foam nucleus for walls and roofs. Now, having been slightly exposed to your bathroom pods, it seems to be the time to export them. (At least this is the idea, probably you already started to do so.) Most of my professional life I have been dealing with prefabricated structures; steel, p.s. concrete and no-load-bearing-panels. Thank You. Hector Ancira 951-399-0926

    1. Author

      Hello Hector- Thank you for visiting our blog and your interest in SurePods! At this time, we are focused on manufacturing and shipping in the US. Best of luck!

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