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

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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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Can’t wait to see you at Marriott CONNECT 2018!

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The SurePods team is on hand with a display featuring 3 Marriott branded bathrooms including the AC Hotels by Marriott, Element and Fairfield Inn by Marriott. Come touch, see, and feel SurePods quality first hand. The SurePods process allows ten trades to be collapsed into one precise factory-built product. Cut costs, shorten timelines, and eliminate job site risk with SurePods. We are revolutionizing hotel …

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SurePods Prefabricated Bathrooms Help Speed California Hotel Construction

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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 …

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Technical Spotlight #1 Prefab Bathrooms and Building Heights

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Welcome to the first “Technical Spotlight” – a series of blog posts aimed to answer key questions on designing for and installing SurePods pre-fab, modular bathrooms. The answers are meant to be a starting point for the building team. Always keep in mind when using prefabrication in construction that involving the prefab/modular manufacturer early in the process is critical to …

20th LCI Congress Gemba Walk at SurePods

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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 …

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SurePods Delivers Pods for Residence Inn and Full-service Marriott Hotel

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Out Of The Gate: SurePods Delivers Pods For Lexington, Kentucky, Dual Branded Full-Service and Residence Inn Marriott Hotel In the green, rolling farmlands of northern Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, trainers prepare their thoroughbred horses for races near and far. At the sound of the starting gun, those horses will thunder down the track toward the finish line. In the heart of …

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The Hidden Benefits of Modular – Potentially Lower Insurance Costs

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Nearly three construction workers die every day, on average, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That’s a total of 991 per year in 2016, with construction fatalities accounting for one in five U.S. worker deaths. Additionally, across all industries, private employers experienced 2.9 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 FTEs, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics …

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Pre-Fab Bathrooms Understanding Door Thresholds

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Understanding Door Thresholds in Bathroom Pods, Assisted Living Specifically Contractors, architects and building owners who are unfamiliar with pre-fab modular bathrooms tend to overestimate how thick the units’ floor assemblies are. It’s a natural mistake to assume the floors would need to be nearly as thick as the walls to ensure a stable bathroom pod. But, the reality is the …

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What Do Well-Designed Computer Systems And Modular Bathrooms Have In Common?

In Assisted Living, Bathroom Pods, Hospitality, Multi-family housing, Pre-fab by jfield1 Comment

Most printers and other accessories for home computers today are called “plug and play.” As describes it, “the goal is to be able to just plug in a new device and immediately be able to use it, without complicated setup maneuvers.” When plug and play works as intended, it’s truly a boon to computer users, especially those who don’t …