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Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Blog, In The News |

Hilton Hotels Build Modular Hotel in Africa

Hilton Hotels Build Modular Hotel in Africa

KIGALI, RWANDA— Hilton Worldwide named new properties and extensions in three African countries at this year’s African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). It continues its commitment to expansion across the continent as it seeks to double its footprint from its existing 39 hotels to more than 80 hotels in the next 3-5 years, according to the company. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa’s first modular-build hotel, the 280 guestroom Hilton Garden Inn in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, a concept that Hilton first premiered in 2014 through a partnership with CIMC Modular Building Systems. Other deals see the creation of Africa’s tallest hotel in Nairobi and its recently signed Legend Curio at Lagos Airport. Hilton will manage all three properties. Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP development, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide said, “Having been present in Africa for more than 50 years, we’re proud to have remained at the forefront of pioneering hotel growth on the continent. This year at AHIF, we’re breaking new ground in the region with the announcement of our...

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Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Blog, In The News |

Prototype Released for Modular Classrooms

Prototype Released for Modular Classrooms

Provides standards for indoor air quality, energy efficiency, materials, and waste management. The Collaborative for High Performance School (CHPS) released the 2016 CHPS PreFABTM Criteria and Program. The program provides a streamlined process for pre-approving prefabricated modular classroom models that meet CHPS’s Criteria rating system for healthy, high performance schools. CHPS says that the Gen7 24×40 foot model is the first to successfully complete the new CHPS PreFAB pre-approval process. Classrooms earning this designation meet standards related to indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, materials, waste management and other sustainable attributes. CHPS PreFAB Pre-Approval is available for individual buildings that include: single or multiple classrooms, one or more stories, permanent construction or re-locatable, have independent HVAC systems, are pre-wired and, if applicable, are pre-plumbed. The CHPS PreFAB program was revised by a subcommittee of the CHPS National Technical Committee. The subcommittee was composed of representatives from manufacturers, schools, and other...

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Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in In The News |

Commercial Prefab Construction

True to their name, Commercial Prefab Structures are non-residential structures that are primarily pre-made in a factory and then assembled at their final location. They are assembled on a concrete foundation and form a fully completed commercial building. In terms of the benefits, producing of the structure at the plant in advance saves construction time. Modular Structures are able to developed and assembled quickly, allowing occupancy and investment returns to happen sooner. Of course, the best return occurs when modular construction happens from the beginning of the building process. Rest assured, modular construction adheres to all the same material, building and architectural codes as the traditional forms of construction. The sole difference being that it is completed off-site in a controlled environment. Modular construction practices are of even a higher quality standard and more durable. Prefab construction occurs off-site within a controlled environment, materials purchases and usage are able to be an all-time low. Waste is minimized and savings are maximized. In addition to the materials waste savings, on-site...

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Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Blog, Featured, In The News |

California Wildfires in 2016 – What’s the Next Step?

California Wildfires in 2016 – What’s the Next Step?

If you, a neighbor, a family member, or a friend has been a victim of the Fires in California of 2016, then we would like to offer some tips on rebuilding a new home. Losing a home is a tragic event and rebuilding a fire resistant home as fast as possible will help to get your life back in order. We’d like to help you understand the following critical things that can have a huge impact on your future and your new home: What is your best option for getting moved into your rebuilt home with as little delay as possible so you can avoid being displaced longer than necessary? There are newer construction techniques now available in California that will shave months off of your rebuild and we want you to know what they are. Imagine being in a new home in as little as 120 days…this is now not only possible but common with this newer design technique…and with zero sacrifice in quality. What new advances in...

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Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Blog, Featured, In The News |

Los Angeles Modular Construction Industry Definitions

Los Angeles Modular Construction Industry Definitions

How many times a week do you hear the words ‘modular’, ‘mobile home’, ‘prefab’ and ‘manufactured’ used to describe what the modular construction industry builds? I see it just about every day and if you are a modular home builder you also hear it a lot. So what are the differences? Mobile Home, Double Wide, HUD and Manufactured homes are usually defined as a home regulated by federal law (Code of Federal Regulations, 24 CFR 3280): “Manufactured homes are built as dwelling units of at least 320 square feet (30 m2) in size with a permanent chassis to assure the initial and continued transportability of the home.”, the requirement to have a wheeled chassis permanently attached. They are built to the HUD, not IRC, building specifications and are the second largest type of homes built after site built homes. Prefabricated, Prefab, SIP and Panelized homes refers to any part of a building that has been assembled offsite in a factory or manufacturing facility and transported in complete or sub-assemblies...

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Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in In The News |

Build a Modular Home in Pasadena

Benefits of Living in Pasadena, California Even though most people only know Pasadena because of the Rose Bowl and Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, others know it as a lovely community nestled along the San Gabriel Mountains. Pasadena is home to a number of cultural and scientific institutions and has many well established neighborhoods and a very interesting non-native population of colorful parrots. One of the best ways to build a new modular prefabricated home in Pasadena is by contacting US Modular, Inc. This firm is the leading contractor for modular homes and has a full staff of professionals who are there to help each client through every step of the home building process. A Quick Glance at the Pasadena, California Real Estate Market A prefab home can give you everything a traditional  site built home can for just a portion of the price while offering higher quality built in ½ time which translates into cost savings for owners. US Modular, Inc. can help you explore your options when...

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