Obz Square, Cape Town (2011)
871 modular bathroom pods
Design, manufacture, deliver and install 871 robust bathroom modules that will handle the rigors of a student residence and only require negligible maintenance for 30 years.
Why was modular used?
The client approved the modular bathrooms based on the superior finished quality while the main contractor adopted the methodology due to the limited floor space in the bathroom that would restrict the access of multiple trades on site which in turn would increase the risk of project delays to an unacceptable level. Manufacturing the modules off-site alleviated this program risk.
full custom bent, puched and welded stainless steel structure
creation of a wet room with a bunded step-up floor and falls in the floor towards the shower drain
fully waterproofed on all walls
fire and acoustic performance per the required SANS standards
architectural sign off of each unit in the factory prior to delivery that enabled works completion to be fast tracked on site
superior quality, especially in tiling (mitre joints on 2 of the walls that were splayed at 45 degrees), silicone work and aluminium work on doors
factory finish included: plumbing and electrical reticulation, waterproofing, tiling, aluminium doors, sanware, brassware
Does modular constuction cost less?
How does modular assist a green rating?
How does off-site manufacture improve quality?
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