AmeriPOD to provide prefabricated bathroom pods at Florida International University
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — AmeriPOD, a New Jersey based manufacturer of factory built bathroom pods, will be partnering with Moss & Associates out of Ft. Lauderdale Florida on the expansion of Florida International’s student housing by providing bathroom pods for this project. Florida International University (F.I.U.) was looking to provide additional options for students to live on campus, and selected Moss & Associates to help expand its campus residential community.
Moss will provide construction management and is working closely with the University to deliver Phase 1 of F.I.U.’s Parkview Housing project, a new student dormitory totaling 620 beds, at the university’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus. They liked the idea of using factory built bathrooms because it would save time and money on the project while adhering to high quality standards. AmeriPOD was chosen based on their capability and reputation in the industry.
“AmeriPOD is very excited to be working with Moss on this important project in Florida,” said John Marino, Chairman at AmeriPOD. “We feel we have the ability to provide a POD that is far superior to what has been traditionally available in the US which will be a great benefit at F.I.U.,” added Marino.
Prefabricating bathroom pods in an offsite, controlled factory setting cuts construction time by months, provides superior quality control, and saves costs through lean manufacturing principles, all of which is important in a university environment where keeping the project on track and on budget is critical.
The dormitory is slated to be ready for student occupancy in the fall of 2013. The Parkview Housing project will feature community lounges, multipurpose room, and other areas to accommodate residential life programs and activities.
AmeriPOD produces factory built bathroom pods that are ideal for multiple unit Construction projects. AmeriPOD uses the latest in technology and intelligent engineering to produce a pod that is superior in strength and stability then other factory built Bathrooms and offers design and cost efficiencies versus conventional bathroom construction.
About Moss & Associates
Moss & Associates is a privately held construction company ranked among the nation’s top 100 building contractors and the third largest in Florida, with annual revenues exceeding $650 million. From its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and six regional offices including Miami, Orlando, Clearwater/Tampa, Ocala, Greenville, S.C., and Raleigh, N.C., the firm provides design-build, general construction, construction management and preconstruction services for commercial, residential and institutional facilities developed throughout the United States and Bahamas.
For more information, visit www.ameripod.com.