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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.


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Lodging Magazine wrote a simple yet impacting article on modular’s ever-growing foothold in the conventional construction arena. Hotels are prime candidates for modular construction because you’ll get a quicker ROI (Up to 40% like most other projects) faster, and the repetitive designs are more conducive to the modular manufacturing process. If you think your next construction could benefit, call Mark Line today!



CMD is out with their latest data on non-residential starts.  Interpret the numbers as you wish, but sectors served by prefabrication and modularization appear to be ticking upward – particularly hospitality (a market particularly well-suited to highly finished volumetric units) and healthcare (a sector with increasing prevalence of the use of limited prefabricated components).


The FutureHAUS prototype being researched and designed by Virginia Tech Center for Design Research (long been a driver for innovation in industrial and modular fabrication) has its first completed deliverable:  a prefab, precision-cut kitchen “cartridge” heavily embedded with the latest technology.  This research project is supported by Mark Line Modular with modular consulting by our own John Morrison as well as the Modular Building Institute.  The initial component of cartridge will be shown early next year at the nation’s major Kitchen and Bath expo.  Read the full coverage and view more images over at Architizer.