Thursday, June 22, 2017

Champion Quickly Becoming the Leader in Modular Hotel Production

The sleek new gray, aluminum-clad building at 3435 Main St. doesn’t look anything like its nearby midtown Kansas City properties, which are typically made of older brick.
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But that exterior hides something even more different inside. For a first in the Kansas City area, an apartment building was constructed by joining and stacking prefabricated modular units.

Eighty apartment units, on the market for about $800 to $1,300 per month depending on size, promise another unusual feature: super quiet living spaces.

Each “pod,” assembled by Champion Home Builders in York, Neb., and shipped separately, was built with double insulation on the top, bottom and sides. Stacked side by side or on top of each other, that creates four layers of insulation plus two feet of dead space between modules.

Units in the new 3435 Main apartments were assembled after being prefabricated in Nebraska, shipped to Kansas City, and stacked/attached together before the "skin" exterior was put on the building.

The result: “premium seclusion from your neighbors,” according to the developers.

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