Many of PIVOTEK’s clients are first-time adopters of prefabrication. But this time, the client chose two speed-to-market systems for their new 95-room hotel: PIVOTEK prefabricated bathroom units and cross laminated timbers. This decision to bring the best of two schedule accelerants together to expedite a project is rarely made. Similar to prefabrication, cross laminated timbers enable a building to go up much faster than traditional construction. However, these two systems haven’t always worked well together. To successfully merge the systems required the construction manager, the cross-laminated manufacturer, and PIVOTEK to collaborate and be flexible in finding a solution. PIVOTEK jumped at the opportunity to contribute to such a unique project.
To find a solution PIVOTEK looked for conventional techniques that could integrate into the PIVOTEK process or product. Much like putting a puzzle together, PIVOTEK had to first see the bigger picture: the project goal, the end user’s experience at this hotel. PIVOTEK leveraged our deep understanding of construction and of the client’s project along with our willingness to consider other perspectives. And then PIVOTEK identified potential issues and engineered them out. Because of PIVOTEK’s willingness to be adaptive in the manufacturing process and to craft multiple different units, we created a solution, and worked to exceed expectations.