Archive for January, 2017

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It is not a new notion that modular design offers many benefits to traditional on-site construction. Building in a climate controlled, indoor factor has shown to lower construction costs, use materials more efficiently and generate an earlier stream of income in certain scenarios.

A new form of modular construction that has shown an increase in popularity is the construction of bathroom pods. Bathroom pods follow a factory-like philosophy, which allows repeatable components to be manufactured at a faster pace.

The current markets that bathroom pods are serving include: hospitality, student housing, healthcare and multifamily homes. These markets have acknowledged that they will be duplicating the same design over again and have taken advantage of a way to make factory operations 250% more efficient. Bathroom pods also allow manufacturers the ability to dip their toe in modular construction by allowing one facet of their construction if the rest of their building will be made in a traditional on-site approach.

Bathroom pods while manufactured in the factory are then shipped and can be installed by contractors. Typically the logistics for shipping and installation is predetermined and the pods can be delivered in as little as 22 days.

 

Read More about the Innovation Bathroom Pods are Offering: http://www.modular.org/images/Bathroom%20Pods%20Whitepaper%20Dec16.pdf

10 trends have stood out over the past year and should continue to show an increase in 2017:

1. Collaborative projects have been an increasing trend in the industry and show no signs of slowing down in the new year.

2. The labor shortage will continue to plague all facets of the industry.

3. Uncertainties will persist under the new administration.

4. Modular construction is further cementing its place in the industry.

5. A spending boost in infrastructure is expected.

6. The Internet of Things will continue to revolutionize the job site.

7. Construction costs as a whole will continue to rise.

8. Virtual and Augmented Reality will generate more buzz in the industry as it has a great potential to increase collaboration.

9. The sustainable construction movement aims to change its message.

10. Construction firms will need to answer questions over fraud and safety scrutiny.

To Read More About the Trends in Depth:http://www.constructiondive.com/news/construction-industry-trends-2017/433151/

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Mark Line employees decided to join in the holiday spirits early this year by sponsoring a mother and her two children. Employees set out to raise $500 for a single mother of two, an 8 year old daughter and 6 year old son who was diagnosed with autism, and exceeded expectations by raising over $1500. The generous donations helped buy presents for the entire family.

Besides being skilled craftsmen, our team in Pennsylvania is also generous.

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Construction is underway for the East Bank Flats apartment complex, which will stand 5 stories tall and include a pool on the rooftop. The building will sit on a lot near Colfax and Sycamore at the rear of East Bank Town homes.The first floor will host commercial space, while the remaining four floors will host apartments.

The project is scheduled to be completed in April of this year as construction has already been underway at a nearby factory, which helped expedite the construction schedule.

Read More: http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Construction-starts-on-another-SB-apartment-project–404856015.html

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A key concept to understand with modular construction is that it is simply a delivery method rather than a different end product. The technology can be used to deliver everything from industrial facilities in temporary applications up to projects like East Bank Flats, an urban luxury midrise building that will occupy the top-end of the market. Situated on an urban infill site in downtown South Bend, street level retail will be constructed as a conventional podium atop which (4) levels of luxury condos and rooftop amenity space will be fabricated offsite and stacked in place. The building is engineered to support a rooftop lap pool, vegetated dog run, grill space, and sun deck.

The NBC affiliate recently toured Mark Line’s Bristol, IN facility to see the project in process. Watch video of the tour and read the entire article here:

Modular Luxury Apartments Rise in South Bend