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  • These bathrooms are for the U of M Munger Graduate Residence. We're building 730 bathrooms.

  • The owners were 100% behind us on the prefabrication of these modular bathrooms. We've extended

  • it even further with the project with modular pipe racks, portions of the room are modular.

  • So they're seeing the benefit in not only cost and schedule but also safety-wise.

  • We've significantly cut down on the amount of waste. Not only is it a LEED project where

  • everything is sorted in terms of waste but we've cut down on waste in terms of even the

  • drywall we have the manufacturer cut it to our specific length. Even the plumbing is

  • going already cut to size. Areas on each floor haven't even been constructed

  • yet the bathrooms themselves are already built, already completed, ready to be installed.

  • So all that time is saved. So things are happening almost simultaneously.

  • Not having to deliver all this material makes it much easier on the trade contractors. They

  • can focus much more on quality of the product. With less workers on site in these small confined

  • areas things don't get damaged as easily. Things go in faster. Things go in better.

  • At the modular bathroom warehouse, it's all consolidated into one area.

  • With modular construction we simulate not just how all the internal components work

  • for a module but how these packages are safely and efficiently delivered to the jobsite.

  • Once the modular units are brought to site we actually simulate how they're brough off

  • the truck and lifted up the leave-outs and what the actual process is to get these into

  • the facility. So we take these construction assemplies and

  • look at the pinch points and what the realities are for workers to unload and deliver and

  • even how we might custom make crates to make sure they're safely placed at each location.

  • The quality of these bathrooms being done in modular fashion actually has better quality.

  • There's better quality control, there's better tolerances. No one would really know that,

  • you can't see it, it's not visually apparent. We know building them how much better they

  • are just because the controlled environment that they were built it in. But the student

  • moving in would never know the difference.

These bathrooms are for the U of M Munger Graduate Residence. We're building 730 bathrooms.

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    Ntiana posted on 2016/11/04
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