The Benefits of Modular Bathrooms

Advocate Aurora Health-Christ Medical Center

Bathroom Pods

Focused on advancing new project delivery models that reduce waste and optimize project results, Advocate Aurora Health leveraged integrated lean project delivery (ILPD) to create its Christ Medical Center’s East Tower.

Reduce costs

Integrated Lean Project Delivery

The ILPD approach helped Advocate Aurora Health-Christ Medical Center reduce change orders, RFIs and construction capital throughout the project. Key value add metrics included over $6 million in cost reduction opportunities and over $2.7 million in the value of scope enhancements/project risks accepted by the integrated team.

Embedded in Advocate’s ILPD success is their reliance on pre-fabricated and modular patient washrooms pods. The East Tower had 88 pods installed on its inpatient floors (Advocate Aurora Health-Christ Medical Center has installed 283 total washroom pods across three sites of care to date). Fabricated off site, the pods are then then delivered and installed sequentially to maximize quality, consistent and project timeline efficiency. The pre-fabricated pods enabled Advocate to:

  • Reduce 10 weeks of construction time during the project delivery process
  • Complete the project with 25 fewer tradesmen on the project site and a 67% reduction in truck deliveries

Building on the success of its East Tower project, Advocate Aurora Health-Christ Medical Center has leveraged patient washroom pods for other projects, advanced exam room pods, and is exploring modular patient rooms.


Weeks of construction time eliminated

Overall project schedule savings

Reduction in patient bathrooms truck deliveries

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